Nurse managers who give verbal expectations about safety protocols or who offer constructive responses to admitted errors have lower overall error rates in their facilities, a Belgian study has found.
While influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers have increased overall, fewer long-term care facility employees are being vaccinated, a government survey has found.
Government health officials have released a tracking tool that can help nursing homes monitor healthcare-acquired infections.
People who are implanted with cardioverter defibrillators should be carefully monitored and screened for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to officials with the American Heart Association.
Nineteen percent of long-term care nursing aides who were found guilty of on-the-job abuse, neglect, or property theft in 2010 had prior criminal convictions, a recent federal report revealed.