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Hospital Employee Health – August 1, 2022

August 1, 2022

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  • Monkeypox Spread to 29 Non-Endemic Nations Unprecedented

    The near-simultaneous emergence of monkeypox in the United States, Europe, and other regions where it rarely is seen has raised questions whether the virus could become endemic beyond West and Central Africa, where it is common.

  • Workers Suffering in Central Sterile Supply

    Many healthcare workers in central sterile supply are experiencing pain and ergonomic injuries, particularly as the emphasis on meticulous reprocessing of duodenoscopes has increased due to patient infections and deaths, researchers reported.

  • An ED-Friendly Screening Tool to Identify Potentially Violent Patients

    Considering violence is a continuing concern in the emergency setting, there is high interest in new mechanisms that can identify potentially violent patients at the front end of their care encounters. This way, safeguards or preventive measures can be activated to keep providers and other patients safe. However, any such tool needs to be brief and easily integrated into the workflow of a busy ED.

  • Educators Hope Emergency Nurse Residency Program Can Improve Retention, Prevent Burnout

    What is the best way to prepare a new nurse for the challenges and requirements of an ED? This is a question the Emergency Nurses Association has been grappling with in recent years, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic put unprecedented pressure on the profession. The answer might be a comprehensive emergency nurse residency program capable of providing graduates and nurses new to the emergency environment with the judgment, skills, and resilience to launch long and successful careers.