AONL

Mar 20, 2020
As part of the federal response to COVID-19, Vice President Mike Pence announced this week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will take steps to allow nurses and other medical personnel to practice outside the states where they are licensed.
Mar 19, 2020
AONL CEO Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, March 18 attended a White House meeting with President Trump, Vice President Pence, members of the Coronavirus Task Force and leadership from national nursing organizations to discuss nursing’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 19, 2020
The independent, nonprofit ECRI released its annual white paper on the top 10 patient safety concerns facing health care organizations. As collaboration across institutions has become increasingly important in health care, this year’s list highlights concerns across the continuum of care. Missed…
Mar 19, 2020
This month Headspace, a guided meditation and mindfulness app, began offering health care professionals free access to its content. In addition to short guided meditations, the app includes information about the benefits of meditating, breathing exercises to reduce stress, and guidance on…
Mar 19, 2020
An immunologist at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore, Md., is working to develop a blood-derived treatment for use against COVID-19. The technique uses antibodies from the blood plasma or serum of people who have recovered from the infection. If all goes well, the team says, it may be…
Mar 19, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a fact sheet this week on payment for virtual services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The goal is to enable providers to render services without exposing patients to possible infection through an office visit. Under its 1135 waiver…
Mar 19, 2020
On March 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released interim infection prevention and control recommendations for COVID-19, which included changes to longstanding infection control practices in light of supply-chain disruptions.