Brett Bakshis

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Wages hold steady, but labor costs volatile

Wages hold steady, but labor costs volatile

As the Great Recession continues to reverberate, underwhelming economists and analysts with a lackluster recovery, the long-term care industry appears to have achieved a sort of tentative stability.

Dated technology can cause communication rifts: study

Dated technology can cause communication rifts: study

Outmoded methods of communication between caregivers may be responsible for significant amounts of wasted time during shifts, resulting in inefficient patient transfers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue each year, according to a new survey.

Ionic 'magic bullet' could aid wound care

A unique class of materials called ionic liquids could be a "magic bullet" for treating wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and more, according to researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Heart research leads to new unexpected wound therapy

Heart research leads to new unexpected wound therapy

Scientists researching electrical signals that regulate heartbeats have stumbled across a new, highly effective treatment for venous leg ulcers. The team from Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently published the results of a phase 2, randomized clinical trial in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Following freeze, wages are starting to thaw

Following freeze, wages are starting to thaw

Admins hit $93,000 while DONs surpass the $81,000 level

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