With the state moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy as of June 15, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued updated recommendations for hospital visitation and continues to require face coverings for individuals visiting hospitals and other health care facilities.
In an effort to further advance COVID-19 vaccination, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is encouraging general acute care hospitals and acute psychiatric hospitals to vaccinate patients prior to discharge. CDPH makes this recommendation in All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21-20 , which was released on June 9.
On June 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated COVID-19 testing recommendations for both health care personnel (HCP) and patients at general acute care hospitals (GACHs). The revised All Facilities Letter (AFL) 20-88.1 reflects updated recommendations in light of HCP and patients now, in many cases, being fully vaccinated.
Last week, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) released The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, which focuses on ways nurses can bridge the health and social needs of individuals, families, and communities and better prepare nurses to respond to and withstand the strains of future public health emergencies. The report builds upon NAM’s 2011 […]
The American Organization for Nursing Leadership has released its Nursing Leadership COVID -19 Study, which examines the impact of COVID-19 on key areas of nursing leadership between July 2020 and February 2021. Approximately 2,500 nurse leaders completed the newest survey, with findings indicating a change in the primary challenges nurse leaders faced since last summer: Access to personal protective equipment has […]
On May 14, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced in All Facilities Letter 21-15 that the Statewide Logistics Task Force has authorized all health care providers and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders to access the state inventory to request a one-time, 30-day sustainment supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). This 30-day supply is free of charge and may be used for stockpiles or in daily operations. Health care providers and EMS responders may request […]
Following a virtual summit organized last year by the Tri-Council for Nursing, the group released a report titled Transforming Together: Implications and Opportunities from the COVID-19 Pandemic for Nursing Education, Practice, and Regulation, which details the blueprint for action that spans care settings, educational environments, regulatory agencies, and policy forums.