February 01, 2018 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: February 01, 2018

Managing airborne bugs

With so much attention paid to cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and items like linens, infection control-minded facilities often over- look the source of more than one-third of nosocomial infections — the air. Long-established airborne precautions are rarely used in long-term care facilities, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Experts advise how to reverse that.



Since winning bronze from the McKnight’s Tech Awards in 2014 for its use of an in-room communication system, Southminster in Charlotte, NC, has embraced increased uses of technology.

IT Update – February 2018

» Computer scientists at the University of California-San Diego have built and successfully tested a tool designed to detect when websites are hacked by monitoring the activity of email accounts associated with them. The researchers found that almost 1% of the websites they tested had suffered a data breach during their 18-month study period. They…

Judi Kulus, VP of Curriculum Development, AADNS

Ask the Nursing Expert about … documentation for new survey regulations

For years I have referred to the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix P for guidance on the survey process. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that Appendix P will be archived and not updated with the new survey process instructions. Where is the most relevant documentation that explains the new survey regulations and process?

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