Change in resident’s mental status doesn’t always equal infection, new guidance cautions
Dec 10, 2020
The authors provide a framework for infection workups when residents present with a non-specific sign or symptom. The revised guidance also reviews the latest evidence on how best to evaluate non-localized...
Higher vitamin D dose may not equal greater bone health benefits in older adults
Dec 09, 2020
A new investigation revealed that 1,000 IU/day of vitamin D supplements were no better at preventing falls in seniors than a lower dose of 200 IU/day. Higher doses were also linked to serious falls and...
Positive COVID-19 retest doesn’t signal ongoing infection, study finds
May 28, 2020
Patients recovering from COVID-19 are unlikely to be infectious, even if they test positive for SARS-CoV-2 and are symptomatic, according to a new study.
New guidance on healthcare apparel aims to limit infections
Jan 22, 2014
Long-term care facilities may want to evaluate their staff attire in light of new guidance on the best types of clothing to prevent infections in healthcare settings.
Nursing assistants most vulnerable to C. diff contamination on hands, research shows
Jan 03, 2014
Healthcare workers frequently have Clostridium difficile spores on their hands after providing routine care for an infected person, and nursing assistants have by far the highest incidence of contamination,...
Early dementia, diabetes linked
May 01, 2013
Diabetics are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to research in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Diabetics develop dementia 2 years sooner than others, researchers find
Apr 15, 2013
People with diabetes are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to recently published research.