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December 3, 2022

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  • Pediatric rehab docs hope new board certification will attract more to field

    In pediatrics, pharmaceuticals, and parenting, it has long been known that children are not just miniature adults. In the field of rehabilitation, that knowledge has been a little slower coming into practice.
  • Student sees progress with Reeve’s program

    In 1999, Chrissy Parker was a typical 14-year-old high school freshman riding home from school with a friend. Now, Parker is a college freshman whose name is frequently mentioned these days in the same sentence as Christopher Reeve.
  • Rehab unit is hands-down winner in war on germs

    Rehab usually isnt considered the most glamorous unit in the hospital. Emergency department, intensive care unit (ICU), obstetrics they get all the press. But the rehab unit at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City isnt going to take it anymore. Last year, they declared war on the rest of the hospital, and won hands down or hands clean, as the case may be.
  • Fire chiefs back alcohol hand rubs

    Saying the risk of infection outweighs the risk of fire, a national fire marshals association has come out in support of the use of alcohol hand rubs in the health care facilities.
  • Electric hospital beds pose risk, FDA warns

    In a Dear Colleague letter aimed at hospital leaders, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that some electrically powered hospital beds may pose a risk of fire. The letter notes the FDA has received 95 reports of fires involving electrically powered hospital beds since 1993.
  • Killer practitioners: Can you stop them?

    When a Pennsylvania nurse reported seeing potentially fatal drugs stuffed inside a disposal container for used needles, suspicion centered on one nurse in the cardiac care unit. When confronted with questions about dozens of patient deaths, the nurse refused to answer and instead, quit his job.
  • HIPAA privacy rule: Myths and facts

    During testimony late last year before the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality, Janlori Goldman, director of the Health Privacy Project (HPP) in Washington, DC, presented 13 myths that persist about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Acts (HIPAA) privacy regulation and facts addressing those myths.
  • IOM says electronic files promote safety

    Are you lobbying for your organization to make a capital investment in information technology systems? A new report from the Washington, DC-based Institute of Medicine (IOM) may give you added ammunition.
  • AHA releases guidelines on fair billing and collection

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) in Chicago has announced it would provide guidelines for hospitals on billing and collection practices to ensure that poor patients and patients who lack health insurance are treated in a fair-and-balanced manner.