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Mandatory Vaccination

Clinical briefs for Thursday, July 22

JEA Senior Living to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees in its 40 communities … CDC: U.S. life expectancy declines to its lowest level in nearly 20 years … High-risk VA population responds well to COVID-19 vaccines: study … Small increase in physical activity after heart defibrillator implant reduces mortality … Number of Black, Hispanic men in healthcare professions remains stalled … Seniors slower to learn self help, but equal to younger people when learning to help others

Clinical briefs for Thursday, July 1

AHCA vows to continue push toward 75% staff vaccination goal … Spikevax? Moderna, Pfizer wait for vaccine brand name approval in U.S. … Older women lost muscle strength, aerobic capacity during pandemic, study finds … Walmart launches low-cost insulin to ‘revolutionize’ drug’s affordability … Thermal imaging proves an effective early alert for chronic wound care in new study … Immunocompromised people have wide range of antibody responses to COVID vaccines

Clinical briefs for Monday, June 21

New material could remove respiratory droplets from air … New clues point to the origin of Alzheimer’s disease … Advocating reimbursement parity for nurse practitioners … System helped hospital avoid long COVID-19-related lockdowns and saved lives, study says … Advanced age alone should not affect eligibility criteria for heart transplantation, analysis reports … UK to mandate COVID vaccines for nursing homes

Clinical briefs for Monday, April 5

LTC provider cites ‘moral and ethical duty’ to residents in mandating employee coronavirus vaccination … CDC expands list of COVID high-risk conditions, including dementia and stroke … New CMS training: Resident Mood Interview for the Skilled Nursing Facility Setting Video Tutorial (scroll down) … Vaccine uptake continues to lag among senior living staff members … Regular screening for melanoma in people from at-risk families pays off: study … COVID surge pattern study finds U.S. deaths rise almost 23% in 2020

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, March 23

Scientists urge recognition of COVID’s potential link to hearing loss … Civitas Senior Living joins providers mandating employee COVID vaccination … States open visitation: Essential caregivers training required in some assisted living communities … AstraZeneca’s vaccine 80% effective in elders, drugmaker looks to U.S. approval … CDC: 1 in 6 U.S. adults has been fully vaccinated against COVID … Study challenges theories of Alzheimer’s disease progression, finds protective cell impact

Clinical briefs for Monday, March 8

Long-term care providers, experts debate legality of vaccine mandates … Review finds four effective means of simple N95 mask decontamination … Abbott Labs receives emergency approval for dual COVID-flu test … CDC told to hold off on guidelines for vaccinated people … Even before COVID, U.S. nursing homes filled empty beds with psychiatric patients

Time to roll up those sleeves and mandate vaccines

For the last month or so, we’ve spotlighted successes from the COVID-19 vaccine front, trying to understand which strategies truly help providers drive up acceptance rates. Even the smallest details appear critical when it comes to staff acceptance, which continues to lag behind residents’ by double digits nationally. Yet the detail that gets me is…

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