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What's your load? How nurses can lighten med usage

What's your load? How nurses can lighten med usage

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The US Food and Drug Administration recently requested that practitioners stop prescribing combination prescription pain medications that have more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule, etc., due to the risk of liver damage. This is a good thing.

Are your residents walking independently?

Are your residents walking independently?

Attention: All nursing home staff! Why are many of your residents still sitting in wheelchairs?

Don't get burned! Regulatory updates you need to know

Don't get burned! Regulatory updates you need to know

As leaders in post-acute care, we need to stay abreast of the regulatory changes and its impact on our operations. In healthcare the one thing that remains consistent is change! Effective December 1, 2012, there are a series of Survey and Certification Memorandums from CMS that affect clinical provision of care as well as survey process changes.

**UPDATED** New CMS guidance consolidates five infection control F-tags into one

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released final changes regarding certain guidance governing infection control in long-term care facilities. The formal effective date for the revised guidance is Sept. 30, 2009.