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February 4, 2013
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  • Safety program curbs infection rates in NICUs
    The rate of central line-associated bloodstream infection in neonatal intensive care units dropped by 58% in 11 months following participation in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's safety program. The report said the program helped prevent an estimated 131 infections, up to 41 deaths and saved more than $2 million in medical costs. (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Postpartum hemorrhage doesn't pose greater pregnancy risks
    Women who experienced heavy bleeding during their first childbirth were no more likely to suffer from a miscarriage and other pregnancy complications in the future, a study in the journal BJOG found. About 18% of those who had a history of postpartum hemorrhage bled heavily during their second childbirth, compared with 7% of women who didn't have heavy bleeding during their first childbirth. Reuters (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Higher pregnancy risk seen with morning sickness in 2nd trimester
    Pregnant women who were admitted for severe morning sickness during the second trimester had a twofold increased risk of developing preeclampsia and were 1.4 times as likely to deliver a baby that was small for gestational age compared with those who did not suffer from the condition, a Swedish study found. The results appear in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Professional Practice 
  • Survey finds greater demand for advanced practice clinicians
    A survey by Sullivan, Cotter and Associates and the American Medical Group Association revealed 63% of responding medical groups saw a 17% increase in employment of advance practice clinicians in the past year, while 53% said they plan to grow APC employment by 15% in the coming year. The physician shortage and workforce realignment contributed to the increased demand, a researcher said. Drug Store News (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Software makes continuing education more interactive, team-based
    New software from startup company ArcheMedX is designed to make continuing medical education for all health professionals more interactive. The software allows groups of professionals to work together online, answering customized questions and interacting with faculty as well as participating in in-person meetings. (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News from NCC 
  • NCC Continuing Education is accessible by smartphone!
    The NCC Lecture Series offers in-depth learning modules and high-risk, low-frequency procedural reviews that you can access from your smartphone. The audio/visual lectures can be played on any digital device that allows for streaming video, including your home computer, smartphone or tablet. They provide excellent visual and auditory interpretation of critical aspects of providing care. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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