Questions on monkeypox in LTC? This doc has answers.
Aug 11, 2022
Monkeypox “will likely spread beyond the demographic in which it is currently most concentrated, and facilities need to be prepared to handle exposed or even infected patients,” an expert tells...
Watchdog says not enough nursing homes including emerging infectious diseases in emergency plans
Aug 01, 2022
A federal watchdog agency has called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to update regulations and “make clear” that nursing homes must include emerging infectious diseases as a risk in...
Infectious disease experts call on clinicians to recognize threat of RSV in elders
Jan 28, 2022
It’s time for clinicians to get up-to-date on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and help address the threat it poses to older adults, according to a new report and call to action from the National Foundation...
Vaccinated people easily transmit COVID in close quarters, daily testing reveals
Oct 29, 2021
People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are just as infectious as their unvaccinated counterparts, albeit for a shorter period of time, finds an unusual new household study from the United Kingdom.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Oct 27
Oct 26, 2021
Tech Awards Gold goes to Erickson Senior Living for infectious disease management system … Delta variant did not increase COVID-19 severity in hospitalized patients: study … CDC report underscores...
‘Aggressive’ steps needed to keep deadly fungus out of nursing homes: APIC
Jul 29, 2021
Prevention is the best available strategy for keeping multidrug-resistant Candida auris infections from embedding in nursing homes, the infection control group says. “We may soon run out of options to...
Strategies ID’d that can interrupt spread of infectious disease
Jun 30, 2021
Key elements of effective system include border controls, restricted entry, quarantine for inbound travelers
Virus’s sneak attack: COVID, cardiac arrests spike together
Apr 09, 2021
Many major cities had unprecedented increases in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests when COVID-19 rates spiked, infectious disease experts have found. These heart attacks may be an early symptom or complication...
Coronavirus rates drop 96% in nursing homes, but some see first-ever cases in new year
Mar 31, 2021
More than 430 nursing homes saw their first-ever COVID cases in early 2021, evidence that continued infection control measures are needed, and despite phenomenal declines in facility rates, says the U.S....
Proven COVID-19 strategies headline 10th McKnight’s Online Forum
Mar 24, 2021
The landscape may be changing, but COVID-19 is still dominating long-term care. During the 10th McKnight’s Online Forum on April 1, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior...