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How to evaluate Legionella risk in LTC

Approximately 6,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported in the United States in 2015. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 76% of these cases could be traced back to healthcare facilities. Of those cases, 80% were linked to long-term care facilities, 18% were linked to hospitals and 2% were linked to both.…

Betty Norman, BSN, MBA, CPHRM

Wandering residents and elopement prevention

Adults with a history of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are at risk for wandering and elopement. Because this could result in an injury or fatality, consider evaluating existing organizational protocols and strategies to prevent elopement or wandering.

Betty Norman, BSN, MBA, CPHRM

Reducing the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning

More than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning every year, and fatalities are highest among older adults. Though CO is a threat to every residential facility, long-term care facilities should be thoughtful and thorough in addressing the risk of CO poisoning.

Betty Norman, BSN, MBA, CPHRM

Improving fleet and driver safety

When you hear the word “fleet,” you might think of hundreds of school buses or thousands of trucks or vans. But organizations of all sizes own vehicles that help support their business operations. Fleets can be as large as thousands of trucks or as small as one van.

Betty Norman, BSN, MBA, CPHRM

The importance of a smoking policy

Resident smoking polices mean much more than cleaner air at long-term care facilities. As recent incidents demonstrate, having effective policies for residents – and making sure they are followed – is an important part of a facility’s overall fire safety and prevention program.

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