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Sherrie Dornberger

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As a new DON, I have instructed my staff to remove, rinse and reuse colostomy bags. Do you agree? As a person who has a colostomy, I do not agree with reusing bags. I choose to use a one-piece system. Therefore, I empty my pouch and flush what I have emptied. I use a baby…

Sherrie Dornberger

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We are having an outbreak of Candida auris in my facility. Is this a problem in other skilled care facilities? Candidemia, a bloodstream infection with Candida, is a common infection in hospitalized patients. Unlike Candida infections in the mouth and throat (also called “thrush”) or vaginal “yeast infections,” invasive candidiasis is a serious infection that…

Ask The Care Expert: Supporting nurses

As a new nurse leader, what can I do to support my facility’s nurses? I don’t have a budget for this. I totally get what you are asking, and it is a proven fact that nurses who feel supported have less turnover, and less turnover produces a higher quality of care for the residents under…

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