COVID-19 vaccination poses no risk of serious adverse events to elderly, large study finds
Nov 29, 2021
People aged 75 years and older have zero risk of serious adverse cardiovascular events after vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, a new national study has found.
No unexpected pattern of adverse booster shot reactions reported by CDC app users
Sep 30, 2021
Most v-safe app respondents reported mild to moderate, transient reactions, usually the day after vaccination, CDC investigators say. Sixty percent of respondents were between the ages of 50 and 74.
Prediabetes wreaks havoc on the cardiovascular system, clinicians warned
May 06, 2021
Prediabetes may be more destructive to the heart and vascular system than many clinicians realize, nearly doubling the risk of adverse events, according a new study to be presented at next week’s...
No severe reactions to COVID-19 vaccine so far in long-term care: early reports
Jan 04, 2021
The initial onsite clinic experience was positive overall, despite some expected side effects, says industry advocate LeadingAge, whose affiliates represent 43 states.
3 or more adverse childhood experiences linked to dementia
Feb 10, 2020
Childhood experiences may contribute to dementia, a new study shows. Clinicians may want to consider delayed PTSD as a cause of elders’ distress.
Nurses who don’t pay taxes or student loans could trigger penalties for SNFs, expert says
Apr 07, 2014
Registered nurses who default on a student loan or fail to pay taxes could put a skilled nursing facility in the crosshairs of federal fraud investigators, a compliance expert told an audience Sunday at...
Regulators to double down on QAPI after government report on adverse events in post-acute care
Mar 07, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sees the upcoming Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement guidelines, not harsher penalties, as the way to reduce adverse events in post-acute care, officials...
Adverse events and the culture of fear in long-term care
Mar 04, 2014
The government report on adverse events in post-acute care that was released yesterday shines a light on issues of real concern. However, as long-term care stakeholders and regulators consider the implications...
Long-term care stakeholders submit quality measures performance report to HHS
Feb 07, 2012
As required by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Forum convened the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to develop a coordinated performance measurement approach across PAC and LTC settings.
Adverse events in older adults are underreported in hospitals, report says
Jan 09, 2012
Adverse events for Medicare beneficiaries are underreported in hospitals, where incident reporting systems only capture about 14% of errors, according to a government report released Friday.