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Take Note - Practice Updates

Most participants in clinical trials believe the benefits of broadly sharing person-level data outweigh the risks, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Read more via Stanford Medicine News Center and access the study The New England Journal of Medicine . . .

The classic 1997 Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media found that nurses were identified as sources in only 4% of quotations or other sourcing in health news stories in leading print newspapers. Recently released data from a 2017 replication study shows 2%.

Read more via Nursing.gwu.edu . . .

According to an article in Intensive Care Medicine, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign has created the “hour-1 bundle” for managing sepsis to streamline care and encourage rapid treatment.

Read more via Link.spring.com . . .

A study in MedSurg Nursing identifies themes for how nurses and patients perceive nurse-patient assignments. Interviews reveal that patients have little understanding of the assignment process and don’t fully understand the nurse’s role.

Read more via MedSurg . . .

On April 16, The Joint Commission released “Sentinel Event Alert 59: Physical and verbal violence against health care workers,” which notes that 25% of nurses report being physically assaulted by a patient or a patient’s family member.

Read more via https://www.jointcommission.org/sea_issue_59/ and watch to the . . .

Scientists have developed and validated a rapid, reliable, point-of-care assay for hepatitis C virus (HCV), which will be helpful for countries with limited resources.

Read more via Pasteur.fr . . .

Foreign-born adults living in the United States have a lower prevalence coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke than those who were born in the U.S., according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Read more via Jaha.ahajournals.org . . .

Losing two or more teeth in middle age is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study reported at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018.

Read more via Newsroom.heart.org . . .

On March 21, The New England Journal of Medicine published an overview of the problem of saline shortages.

Read more via Nejm.org . . .

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