Demand for Doctors and Nurses Is Tricky to Predict

Oct. 27, 2021 — Have a shortage of doctors in your community? New research suggests physician assistants and nurses may be just as able to fill the gap. Organizations calculating primary care shortages, including the Association of American Medical Colleges, suggest that it takes two to four physician assistants or nurses to match the productivity … Read more

As COVID Fills ICU Beds, Dominoes Fall Throughout Hospitals

Oct. 12, 2021 — The filling up of the nation’s intensive care unit beds has been headline news for months now. As waves of COVID-19 cascade across the country, hospitals have been pushed to capacity. You can read the headlines about a lack of ICU beds, but it might be hard to picture what that … Read more

Survey: 2/3 of Critical Care Nurses Consider Quitting Due to COVID-19

Sept. 20, 2021 — Critical care nurse Beth Wathen has been looking after seriously ill patients for 35 years. But nothing could have prepared her for the last 18 months. Wathen, who works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said it is impossible to describe the overwhelming death and despair … Read more

Poll Finds Most Americans Believe Nurses Are Underpaid

Aug. 11, 2021 — Large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans believe that nurses and health care aides are underpaid, while many Americans say doctors, physical therapists, and pharmacists are paid about the right amount, according to a new poll. The bipartisan agreement on health care workers’ pay stands in contrast to the sharp … Read more

Film Shows How One Hospital Battled the Pandemic

July 1, 2021 — For New Yorkers, March 11 to May 2, 2020, was most definitely the worst time of the pandemic. Nearly 19,000 people died of COVID-19 in New York City during those weeks, which translates to over 350 deaths per day and more than one death every 5 minutes. No one experienced … Read more

Doctors, Nurses Blast CDC’s Mask Guidance Change

May 27, 2021 — The CDC’s new, more relaxed mask guidance for fully vaccinated people was met with joy and relief by many U.S. residents. But the May 13 announcement has the medical community divided on whether it was the right move, according to new WebMD/Medscape poll results. Out of 660 U.S. doctors surveyed, … Read more

International Nurses Day 2021: Nurses, the caring change agents of our society

Especially during this pandemic, the roles of nurses have changed with great responsibilities and with a lot of challenges. By Sr. Minimole Varghese & Sr. Mohini Chandrashekhar Right from Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War to Fatu Kekula who help to treat Ebola patients in Liberia, nurses have been at the forefront of any healthcare … Read more

WebMD Poll: Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Doctors?

May 7, 2021 — Should COVID-19 vaccinations be required for health care professionals? WebMD polled its readers to ask that question collected 3,035 responses. Nearly two-thirds, or 66%, said yes and 34% said no. Among the yes votes, 55% believed these vaccinations should be required immediately and 11% said they should be mandatory eventually. … Read more