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- New national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- LTC providers asked to reduce antipsychotic medications by 30% by 2016
Long-term care providers are being asked to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications among residents by 25% by the end of 2015, and 30% by the end of 2016.
- LTC worker flu vaccination rates remain low
Long-term care workers continued to have low rates of flu vaccination last season, despite there being 92% vaccination coverage overall among physicians and nurses, according to the CDC's FluVaxView website.
- Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp-register now!
Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot CampThe Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that will enable your facility to improve survey outcomes, identify quality of care risk factors, and implement a process improvement plan.You will leave the Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp knowing how to:· Identify deficiencies in your facility practices· Implement processes to reduce citation risk· Improve quality of care and quality of life· Discover how tracking and identifying systems quality failures through the use of data you already collect can help you implement fail-safe measures for constant compliance
This Boot Camp will also teach you how QAPI process improvement projects can prepare your facility for a survey long before a surveyor walks through your door. Additionally, it will help you increase your census, making you a stronger candidate for a network partner and preferred skilled nursing facility.
- Ask the expert: Medicare A
Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about Medicare A.
- Giving nurses more control over their schedules could lower pressure ulcer rates
Nursing homes might be able to cut their pressure ulcer rates by giving nurses more control over when they work, according to findings published online in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Facilities that gave nurses more say in their work hours had a lower prevalence of pressure ulcers, independent of staff mix, staffing ratios, job satisfaction and turnover intentions.
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New national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
LTC providers asked to reduce antipsychotic medications by 30% by 2016
LTC worker flu vaccination rates remain low
Ask the expert: Medicare A
Giving nurses more control over their schedules could lower pressure ulcer rates