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Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 26

Patients six times more likely to have heart attack within week of flu diagnosis … Two Minnesota health officials under investigation after backlog of elder abuse complaints … Caregiving at home and at work hurts women who staff nursing homes

Also in the News for Friday, Jan. 19

As predicted, HHS announces new division to protect healthcare workers’ “rights of conscience and religious freedom” … Canadian EMTs deliver flu care to nursing homes, heading off ER visits … Study finds thousands of patients would go to lower quality nursing homes on Medicare Advantage

Staff turnover needs to be considered in flu season plans for LTC, researchers say

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Long-term care providers should take their staff turnover rate into account when looking for ways to increase employee flu vaccination rates, according to a new research review. Because there could be frequent newcomers, managers should make sure flu-prevention efforts are continual and not pinned to just one day or week.

Emily Mongan

Something new to think about for flu season

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Allow me to get ahead (slightly) of the deluge of news articles, press releases and conference sessions on influenza and vaccinations that are about to hit, with the results of a new study throwing a new wrench into vaccination efforts: race.

New flu doses shipped

Sanofi Pasteur announced it had shipped the first of its 2016-2017 seasonal influenza vaccine doses this week. The company, the world’s largest flu vaccine manufacturer, said it expected to ship 65 million vaccine doses.

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