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Feeding Tubes

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 24

AHCA: Nursing home deaths rise nearly 70% since September … Antibody COVID cocktail from Regeneron receives FDA emergency go-ahead … Resident ethnicity, type of healthcare professional may influence feeding tube placement decisions … CMS changes physician self-referral regulations, retains patient protections … CDC: Mask mandate appears to reduce transmission on county level … High blood…

Elizabeth Newman

End-of-life decisions may cause confusion, anger

When I lived in Baltimore, a stray, mangy cat adopted us. I am not trying to equate my cat with someone’s parent, but I was reminded of Minou’s last days when reading the dissertation of Mariette Klein on dementia caregivers. Specifically, how hard it can be to know what healthcare decisions to make for a loved one.

Lisa Thomson

Don’t get burned! Regulatory updates you need to know

As leaders in post-acute care, we need to stay abreast of the regulatory changes and its impact on our operations. In healthcare the one thing that remains consistent is change! Effective December 1, 2012, there are a series of Survey and Certification Memorandums from CMS that affect clinical provision of care as well as survey process changes.

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