Federal bill returning temporary nurse aide waiver gets new life
Jan 26, 2023
A bill that would allow non-certified nurse aides to work in nursing homes longer than four months has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 31
Aug 31, 2022
CMS granting more nurse aide training flexibility … FDA adds potential drug interactions to Paxlovid guidance … SARS-CoV-2 antigens linked to patient outcomes … ACC, AHA issue new chest pain data...
Providers demand federal action as temporary nurse aide waiver comes to an end
Jun 06, 2022
The federal government must take permanent action to address the long-term care workforce shortage as providers brace themselves for severe consequences following the end of the temporary nurse aide waiver...
Bridge temporary nurse aides to CNAs now, before waiver ends, AHCA warns
Apr 11, 2022
Skilled nursing facilities in states where there aren’t any training delays should be actively working to transition all of their temporary nurse aides to certified status “as soon as possible,”...
Providers warn of access issues as waivers near their end
Apr 08, 2022
Phasing out several COVID-related waivers, including one allowing temporary nurse aide training, over the next several weeks will further complicate workforce struggles, skilled nursing providers said...
Even with PHE extension, providers worry about early demise of nurse aide waiver
Jul 21, 2021
The ongoing Public Health Emergency extends CMS waivers related to hiring, admissions and assessment practices. But as the agency has already shown, it has the authority to revoke those Section 1135 waivers...
The curious case of the disappearing CNA
Oct 27, 2015
In high school, I had a job working in the foodservice industry, which I strongly believe should be a mandatory part of the teenage experience. It might have helped a recently fired nurses’ aide,...
Study: To boost care, empower nurse aides
James M. Berklan
Sep 01, 2014
Long-term care managers would be wise to allow nursing assistants — and residents’ family members — a greater say in managerial-type decision-making, authors of a new study assert.
Here’s the lowdown on your direct-care workforce
James M. Berklan
Aug 14, 2013
If a profession were going to grow so much it could dominate certain employment sectors in the near future, it would only make sense to start focusing more on that profession, wouldn’t it? Long-term...
Falsified records mean legal woes for administrator, aide
Feb 01, 2013
Lying about a wandering resident and foregoing help when lifting a resident were all it took to land a nursing home administrator and a nurse aide in legal trouble.