Nurses Perspective

 
 

  • Pandemic Fatigue -- Yes, It Is Real! Are you holding back a sea of emotions, stress, and anxiety? You are not alone. One nurse shares how her emotions came bubbling out unexpectedly and how to alleviate pandemic fatigue.
  • Relieve Physician Stress Through Financial Planning Many stressed physicians can make practical changes to achieve better work-life balance. Financial planning may provide the answers you need to decrease stress and achieve greater work and personal satisfaction.
  • CGM in Hospitals as Standard of Care: What Have We Learned?   Isn't glucose yet another vital sign? Dr Athena Philis-Tsimikas argues that CGM as standard of care in the hospital allows for better management of patients with diabetes.
  • When Hospitals Hurt You, Not Help You A psychiatrist's rant about abuse and substandard care at a local psychiatric hospital and the lack of funding, corrective policy, and advocacy from within.
  • ASCO 2021 ASCO 2021: Best Lung Cancer IO Data   Pooled analysis supports chemo + immunotherapy for patients with PD-L1 1%-49%; immunosuppressants for adverse effects of immunotherapy; and AI predicts outcomes better than pathologic exam.
  • Does Coffee Make Your Heart Flutter?   Good news for coffee lovers: A new study provides reassurance that no long-term damage will come from partaking of your favorite drink.
  • 25 Best Vacation Ideas for Doctors: Popular Spots or Away From the Crowds? Everyone's clamoring for a change of scenery. Whether you want to visit popular destinations or stay away from crowds, here are some terrific choices.
  • How Often Should You Check Bone Mineral Density?   Osteopenia has a new name, and we're probably doing too many DEXA scans. Get up-to-date with The Curbsiders.
  • It's Time for a Shortened Work Week With remote working options, the line between work and personal life has become blurred. Increased rates of stress have highlighted the importance of work-life balance.
  • Olympics: Sports Medicine Docs Discuss Vaccines, Logistics   Sports med docs discuss COVID vaccination in athletes and the logistics of testing and contact tracing in the midst of people with mixed vaccination statuses during busy schedules at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Amazing Photos of Cardiovascular Surgery When photographer Natacha Sibellas embedded herself in the cardiovascular surgery department at a hospital in Clermont-Ferrand, France, she had to learn asepsis, patience, and how to be part of the team.
  • Vaccine Mandates, Passports, and Kant Houston Methodist Hospital in June 2021 enforced an April mandate that all its employees, about 26,000 of them, must be vaccinated against COVID-19. In the following weeks, many other large healthcare systems adopted a similar employer mandate.
  • New FDA Guidance on T2D Trial Design Provides Flexibility   The FDA released new draft guidance for the evaluation of type 2 diabetes drugs. Dr John Buse discusses the impact this could have on clinical trials and the medications we might see from the changes.
  • Let's Stop Putting Gender on Birth Certificates   Professor Art Caplan discusses the possibility of removing sex as part of the information included in public birth certificates.
  • 'Enough English' to Be at Risk One way to bypass language barriers is to recognize the value added by hiring and training bilingual healthcare providers.
  • Even the Vaccinated Can Still Get COVID-19 Vaccines will end the pandemic, but they are not sufficient on their own. Why one infectious diseases expert thinks we need to keep being cautious.
  • The Febrile Infant: New AAP Guidance Dr Bill Basco reviews new recommendations that may provide more leeway in evaluating fever in very young, well-appearing infants.
  • July 16 2021 This Week in Cardiology   COVID-19, Ivermectin, a dissolving pacer, clinician well-being, and finerenone are discussed this week.
  • Does Violating HIPAA on Social Media Warrant Getting Fired?   Dr Alok S. Patel discusses and provides examples of inadvertent, well-intentioned HIPAA violations on social media.
  • Is the COVID-19 Vaccine a Golden Ticket? COVID has shown us how important social interaction really is to our lives. Will vaccines be the golden ticket to better mental health?