Outmoded methods of communication between caregivers may be responsible for significant amounts of wasted time during shifts, resulting in inefficient patient transfers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue each year, according to a new survey.
A unique class of materials called ionic liquids could be a “magic bullet” for treating wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and more, according to researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Scientists researching electrical signals that regulate heartbeats have stumbled across a new, highly effective treatment for venous leg ulcers. The team from Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently published the results of a phase 2, randomized clinical trial in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
More than nine out of 10 nursing homes in the United States have at least one convicted criminal on staff, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The OIG recommends developing procedures to help implement a nationwide criminal background check program.
House Republicans recently moved one step closer to passing a key tort reform bill. Following an 18-15 vote in the House Judiciary Committee, the “Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act,” went to the full House for consideration.
A new rule authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act sharply amends the notification-of-closure period for nursing homes, and significantly increases the stakes for potential penalties for administrators.