Long-term care staffers' understanding of the Minimum Data Set and its Quality Indicators is "mediocre at best," according to recent survey results. Lack of exposure and involvement are key reasons why nurse aides especially feel they are out of the loop.
Hospitals and post-acute facilities in Washington state have cut their rate of Clostridium difficile infections in half since 2012 by partnering with each other in a robust infection control program, according to local news reports.
Nurse leaders working in long-term care settings will earn an average yearly salary of $73,200 in 2013, according to a recent survey by Nursing Management magazine. Nurse leaders in subacute and rehabilitation care have seen their salaries increase dramatically since 2010, the survey shows.
Longtime nurse managers or directors are the biggest barriers to implementing new evidence-based care practices, a survey finds.