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Sherrie Dornberger

Ask The Care Expert

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…

Ask the Care Expert about … pets

We have residents who miss their pets so much, but because of allergies of some other residents, we cannot have cats or dogs on this wing. We feel like we need to provide something for a few residents to cuddle with, besides a stuffed animal for kids. Do you have any suggestions?

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