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Half of health workers report burnout amid COVID-19

Jul 7, 2021 10:17 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an extraordinary amount of stress on physicians and other health professionals. But those elevated levels of stress and burnout are not hitting all equally, according to the results of a national survey of more than 20,000 doctors and others working in health care.

Radiology Grammar Police: Centimeter or Sontimeter?

Jul 7, 2021 9:18 am

Way back when, during my first year of radiology residency, I noticed a peculiar trend in the department.Well-educated folks, born and raised in the USA with English as their primary language and no trace of a foreign accent, were speaking oddly – but only in the context of metric measurements…

Study finds signs of worsening pain management for patients with terminal cancer

Jul 7, 2021 5:13 pm

In a sign that pain management for patients dying of cancer is worsening, a new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has found a sharp decline in opioid access among these patients over a recent 10-year period, even as many more of them turned to hospital emergency rooms for pain treatment.

When Someone on Your Team Has Chronic Pain

Jul 7, 2021 5:16 pm

Do you know if your employees experience chronic pain? And if you did, would you know how to help? While chronic pain is increasingly becoming common among American workers, a recent survey of CEOs demonstrates that, while leaders recognize it’s an issue, few know how to discuss the topic with employees…

Making Medication Labels Easy as Pi

Jul 7, 2021 5:15 pm

Perioperative medication management by anesthesia providers includes the important but often tedious task of syringe preparation. Historically, many medication errors have been traced to improper preparation and labeling by the user.