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

Print Issue: March 01, 2018

Good Samaritan Society

Where are they now: Good Samaritan Society

After winning a Bronze quality award in 2012 from the McKnight’s Technology Awards, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in South Dakota has designed a new technology platform and found a green way to boost quality.

IT Update – March 2018

» Thermometers connected to a mobile phone app can lead to significant improvements in flu forecasting — good news to providers in a bad season, according to a study in Clinical Infectious Diseases. University of Iowa researchers compared influenza data gathered by the CDC from healthcare providers across the country with two years of de-identified temperature…

Peggy King

Reader poll: What are you known for in your workplace?

“I am known for letting the creative side of my brain take the driver’s seat and see what magic comes. My colleagues might say that I’m always talking about the stories and accomplishments of our residents or stakeholders. My motto is ‘Why not share great stories and shout them from a mountain!?’” — Peggy King,…

Things I think: Surviving the treadmill

Exercise can be hazardous to your health. Like antipsychotics, its pursuit should include a black box warning that atypical, or even typical, fitness attempts carry increased risk of injury and embarrassment. Personally, I favor a nationwide initiative to reduce its use, especially after hearing what happened to my friend Janet (not her real name, which…

OSHA says to protect staff

A federal investigation recently found that a Colorado nursing home failed to adequately protect staff from violent residents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in late January cited and fined Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford more than $9,000. OSHA said Pioneer must install more security cameras and alarms, remove dangerous items from violent…

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