February 17, 2020

1. Hospitals can be sued for battery when patients say 'stop,' appeals court rules Full story
2. 14 new US coronavirus cases; patients with flu symptoms will be tested in 5 US cities Full story

3. Flu death estimate hits 14,000, CDC says  Full story

4. How to design a treatment program for patients with opioid dependence — 3 experts discuss

5. CMS: 2 patient deaths resulted from failures by Kansas hospital staff Full story

6.  UPMC, linen service settle lawsuit over mold-related patient deaths Full story
7. The future of pain management: How to improve patient outcomes with new opioid-free interventions. Click here to attend the live discussion

8.  Nearly half of RNs were 50 or older in 2018 Full story

9. Trump's budget proposal would cut nursing programs

10. Florida may require hospitals to conduct anonymous patient safety surveys Full story

11.  Infection control case study: How BayCare Health System is taking on HAIs. Click here to read the white paper.

12. Medical licensing exam to be graded pass/fail Full story

13. 100 hospital and health system CMOs to know Full story