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Executive Health Management

The Cost of Hospital Violence

2017 08 Aug

Healthcare workers are at significant risk for workplace violence. Data shows that between 2011 and 2013, nearly 75 percent of workplace assaults took place in healthcare settings. This is among the risks that hospitals need to plan for.A new report shows that providers spend billions of dollars preparing for and responding to violence both inside and... Read more

Executive Health Management

Handshake Ban to Curb Hospital Infections

2017 05 Jun

Hospital-acquired infections are a serious and potentially life-threatening problem in hospitals, and the unwashed hands of healthcare workers are often to blame. One way to limit the spread of germs and reduce the transmission of disease at medical facilities is to establish handshake-free zones, according to an UCLA study.  "We are trying to do everything... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Staff Self-contamination High

2015 19 Oct

According to a recent report and editorial published in JAMA Internal Medicine, healthcare workers often contaminate their skin and clothing when removing contaminated gloves or gowns. The results of a study conducted by Myreen E. Tomas, MD, from the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Dilemma of Migrant Healthcare Workers

2015 21 Jul

According to an intercontinental study by the Centre for Public Health, Department of General Medicine of MedUni Vienna, despite a shortage of qualified healthcare professionals, there are huge obstacles put in the way of qualified medical staff with a migrant background when they wish to work abroad. The study is published in PLoS ONE.The study examined... Read more

Executive Health Management

High Rates of MRSA Transmission in Nursing Homes

2015 01 Jun

According to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, healthcare workers often contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing home residents with drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, lead author of the study explains that healthcare workers are a major vector for MRSA... Read more

Health Management

HOW MUCH DOES EUROPE CARE ABOUT NEEDLESTICK INJURIES?

2014 08 Nov

One of the most common and serious risks to healthcare workers is an infection result­ing from a sharp or needlestick injury. In Europe, approximately 8 million healthcare workers are at risk of these injuries. Even though data on the frequency of needle­stick injuries differ greatly between dif­ferent hospitals, as well as between dif­ferent units... Read more

Health Management

NEEDLESTICK INJURY PREVENTION IN THE DIABETES SETTING

2014 08 Nov

AuthorDr Kenneth StraussEndocrinologist and Director of Safety in Medicine, European Medical Association Global Medical Director, Becton Dickinson (BD)In the world of diabetes care, most current discussion centres on effective self-administration, accurate insulin dosage, and the avoidance of short-term lipohy­pertrophy and longer-term health com­plications... Read more