June 2018 39 6 Issue of McKnight's Long Term Care News
June 2018 issue of McKnight's Long-Term Care News.
Waste watching: When it comes to infection control measures in long-term care, medical waste disposal can't be taken lightly. But providers might actually be overdoing it.
The business of waste — specifically, the business of off-site management of hazardous and non-hazardous medical waste — is big.
Ask the care expert
We have a group of residents we are taking to visit a large garden near our facility for the day. Two of the residents attending ...
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We have a resident with a deep tissue injury (DTI) on the sacrum and now the center has an open area. Should we measure and ...
Ask the nursing expert
I thought culturally competent care requirements weren't effective until Nov. 28, 2019, the Phase 3 deadline. Why are facilities getting cited now?
Ask the payment expert
I recently attended a workshop that said that Phase 3 goes into effect this November. I thought it was November 2019. Which is right?
Ask the legal expert
Some of our staff are super-diligent and work right through lunch breaks sometimes. Can we get in trouble with OSHA or other regulators if we ...
Harbour's Edge reinvests in property built in the 1980s to upgrade skilled nursing and rehabilitation segments.
How to do it…
There is a dizzying array of over-the-counter and prescription-strength medications designed to encourage sleep. What many providers don't fully realize, however, is these drugs are ...
A day in the life
Shortly after her death in mid-April, the tributes to former First Lady Barbara Bush washed over the media landscape for a few news cycles. Then, ...