COVID-19 protocols severely restricted care management for patients with diabetes at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, so nurses developed a process to treat them virtually.
Federal regulators have allowed for digital diabetes care in inpatient settings during the pandemic, but that waiver will end with the public health emergency. Telehealth advocates want to make that a permanent change. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it won’t review the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that weekly per diems paid to traveling nurses and medical technicians functioned as wages, not reasonable reimbursements for travel expenses, under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — A new bill legitimizes midwives as an alternative birthing option for women across Illinois. Midwives can perform at-home births for mothers who don’t want to go to a hospital.
A Tennessee nurse practitioner was arrested today for allegedly distributing prescription drugs unlawfully from the medical clinic she owned and operated. According to court documents, Kelly McCallum, 39, of Dyersburg, unlawfully prescribed controlled substances, including oxycodone and hydrocodone, at the Convenient Care Clinic (Clinic). Over approximately four years, McCallum prescribed more than two million opioid pills and more than 900,000 pills containing benzodiazepines.
Austin-based company Diligent Robotics created an artificially intelligent robot it calls “Moxi” to assist healthcare workers with routine tasks. Two such units rolled out for duty in San Angelo on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, to assist with routine tasks, such as fetching medications and delivering lab samples.
A new study published today in Health Affairs shows that Medicare support for clinical training for nurse practitioners would increase their numbers and address the national shortage of primary care. The study, by researchers at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics shows that universities participating in the $200 million Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration significantly increased the number of primary care NPs they graduated.