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OSHA says to protect staff

A federal investigation recently found that a Colorado nursing home failed to adequately protect staff from violent residents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in late January cited and fined Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford more than $9,000. OSHA said Pioneer must install more security cameras and alarms, remove dangerous items from violent…

IT Update January 2018

» Dental prosthetics company Nobilium has created a denture identification system using radio-frequency identification. The system is geared toward skilled nursing facilities, to help them meet regulations while making sure that dentures aren’t given to the wrong resident, RFID Journal reported in November. The dentures have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and…

Proper gloving is critical when caring for a potential Ebola patient.

Facilities on high alert for Ebola in Ohio; authorities issue guidance

Federal and state organizations have released new Ebola guidance for healthcare workers in long-term care and other settings, following the second case of a nurse acquiring the virus in the United States. Both infected nurses came into contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who traveled to the United States, fell ill with Ebola and died Oct. 8 at a Dallas hospital.

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