Awareness of current research is a big component of staying up to date in nursing and healthcare and providing evidence-based care. Here’s a look at a selection of the latest studies and practice-changing recommendations.
The Impact of the Pandemic on Healthcare Professionals
COVID-19 Pandemic Tied to Burnout in Health Care Professionals
The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with higher burnout among health care professionals (HCPs), particularly patient-facing HCPs, according to a study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych) Open.
The researchers found generally higher rates of various probable mental health issues among HCPs versus non-HCPs at each phase (baseline, six weeks after baseline, and four months after baseline), but no differences were significant, except that HCPs had a 2.5-fold increased risk for burnout after six weeks.
Pandemic Heightened Emotional Exhaustion in Health Care Workers
Emotional exhaustion among health care workers (HCWs) worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.
Researchers conducted three waves of a survey of hospital-based HCWs in clinical and nonclinical roles at 76 community hospitals within two large U.S. health care systems. The researchers found that the overall percentage of respondents reporting emotional exhaustion (percent EE) increased from 31.8 to 40.4 percent, with a proportional increase of 26.9 percent. Nurses had consistent increases in percent EE from 40.6 percent in 2019 to 46.5 percent in 2020 to 49.2 percent in 2021.
Guidelines & Recommendations
Guideline Developed for Assessing Penicillin Allergies
AAP Issues Guidance for Assessing Bleeding Disorders When Child Abuse Suspected
ACR Updating Guideline for Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis
CDC Says Universal Masking Can Be Dropped in Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals
Recommendations Issued for Perioperative Antithrombotic Management
USPSTF Recommends Depression Screening for All Adults
Twelfth Version of Living Guideline Issued for Drugs for COVID-19