Mary Gustafson

Mary Gustafson

Mary Gustafson is a staff writer at McKnight's Long-Term Care News. She lives in Evanston.

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Study finds medical error reduction trigger

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.

Fewer LTC workers are getting their flu vaccines, report finds

Fewer LTC workers are getting their flu vaccines, report finds

While influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers have increased overall, fewer long-term care facility employees are being vaccinated, a government survey has found.

CDC lauds new tracking tool that eyes infection progress

CDC lauds new tracking tool that eyes infection progress

Government health officials have released a tracking tool that can help nursing homes monitor healthcare-acquired infections.

Implants increase risk of anxiety, trauma

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.

Many convicted aides aren't new to crime

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.

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