Law enforcement authorities and Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, Ill., are reviewing an incident last weekend in which a jail inmate recovering from surgery disarmed a correctional officer and took two nurses hostage before a Kane County SWAT team member shot the suspect. Delnor spokesman Chris King said the hospital is evaluating whether procedures were followed correctly, noting it's too soon to say whether protocol changes are needed.
A study at the University of Chicago found daily bathing of cancer patients with central lines using 2% chlorhexidine gluconate wipes reduced central line-associated blood stream infections. The study, conducted in two hospital oncology units, was reported by registered nurse Laura Johnson at an Oncology Nursing Society meeting.
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APNs will be in Springfield this week to advocate for their ability to assist in the primary care shortage occurring in Illinois. Watch for updates on social media and via the advocacy portal. Our time is now, so please call your senator and ask them to support SB 642.