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Hospital Employee Health – July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

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  • Federal Healthcare Violence Law in Congress: If Not Now, When?

    The longstanding problem of patients and visitors attacking and verbally abusing healthcare workers has been worsened by the chaos and cultural divisiveness of the COVID-19 pandemic. If federal lawmakers cannot find a way to better protect healthcare workers now, will they ever?
  • OSHA Urged to Protect HCWs from Airborne COVID-19

    The healthcare community is pushing back against OSHA adopting a more flexible final COVID-19 rule that could change with public health guidelines. The agency is finalizing its Emergency Temporary Standard to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19.
  • Dozens of Healthcare Workers Infected in Bone Graft TB Outbreak

    A national Mycobacterium tuberculosis outbreak caused TB seroconversion in 73 healthcare workers exposed to patients who underwent spinal bone grafts with a contaminated allograph product. No workers developed active infection, and all were successfully treated for this strain of TB, which was not drug resistant.
  • Surgeon General Calls for Support of HCWs

    Battered by a two-year pandemic during which they often had to work under unsafe conditions without adequate personal protective equipment, healthcare workers are on the brink of a “burnout and mental health crisis” that will only worsen if sweeping actions are not taken, warned U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA.
  • ‘Servant Leadership’ Retains Healthcare Staff

    The authors of a recent report on the future of nursing concluded with this cogent point: “Simply put, efforts to train more nurses are futile if those nurses leave the workplace.”