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SoClean2 launched

SoClean2 launched

Better Rest Solutions (BRS) announced the debut of its second generation Continuous Positive Airway Pressure cleaning and sanitizing machine, called the SoClean® 2, last week.

Oxygen chambers don't help wounds in LTC setting: study

Oxygen chambers don't help wounds in LTC setting: study

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Long-term care providers might want to think twice about including oxygen exposure in the treatment regimen for residents with diabetic foot ulcers. Oxygen treatment does not improve wound healing and may actually be harmful, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Counties are only liable for poor nursing home care caused by municipal policies, judge rules

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Even if county nursing home workers provide poor care, the county is not liable unless the employees are executing an official policy, a federal judge in Pennsylvania recently ruled, providing a victory for county-operated nursing homes.

The importance of a smoking policy

The importance of a smoking policy

Resident smoking polices mean much more than cleaner air at long-term care facilities. As recent incidents demonstrate, having effective policies for residents - and making sure they are followed - is an important part of a facility's overall fire safety and prevention program.

Medicaid payment bundling sparks controversy in Ohio

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Medicaid payment bundling is emerging as a key topic in national healthcare reform. As part of their research on bundling, federal lawmakers should pay attention to what is happening in Ohio.