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Nurse Staff Regulations Did Not Improve Patient Mortality And Complications

In 2014, Massachusetts lawmakers passed a law requiring a 1:1 or 2:1 patient-to-nurse staffing ratio in intensive care units (ICU) in the state, as guided by a tool that accounts for patient acuity and anticipated care intensity.

The regulations were intended to ensure patient safety in the state's ICUs, but new research led by physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published today in Critical Care Medicine found the staffing regulations were not associated with improved patient outcomes.

enVision: Quick and Accurate Screening of Diseases

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids) can be designed to detect a wide range of diseases – from emerging infectious diseases and high-prevalence infections to various types of cancers and genetic diseases.

Hospice Care Is Not Just An End-Of-Life Service

According to a new study, researchers examine many people associate palliative care with end of life care in a hospice, but it also includes caring for people who have life-limiting conditions like multiple sclerosis or lupus. The condition limits her mobility and ability to work. She has been receiving in-home palliative care for more than 25 years and she says it has changed her life.

Prevalence Of Pre-Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Activation

ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have a higher chance of survival if emergency medical service (EMS) teams notify the cardiac catheterization lab at the hospital where the patient will be transported in advance of the patient's arrival.

The study was published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. However, hospital cardiac catheterization labs in the U.S. are only being notified (pre-activated) at least 10 minutes in advance 41% of the time.

Monkeypox Infection: Second Case Identified in UK

United Kingdom has recorded the second cases of Monkeypox within days of the first case. This second case was a patient who tested positive for the virus at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He has travelled to Nigeria recently from where he could have contracted the infection says the Public Health England. At present, he has been shifted to Liverpool University Hospital for further treatment.