Study points out healthcare workers’ errors adhering to COVID-19 prevention protocols
Dec 07, 2023
Healthcare workers who had the highest risk for being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 also were most likely to be noncompliant with infection prevention measures, according to a new report.
Nurses union: CDC rushed new infection control rules
Nov 07, 2023
The National Nurses United (NNU) spoke out against recent US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention action to finalize infection control guidelines that affect long-term care communities. The NNU says...
Glove up or wash before? Study finds direct gloving can boost protection
Oct 30, 2023
Letting healthcare workers put on gloves without requiring them to wash their hands first helped employees comply with expected infection prevention strategies better than requiring them to wash their...
Ask the care expert … about infection prevention strategies
Oct 10, 2023
Q: We are looking for some different, fun ways to teach donning and doffing and are also trying to get staff to recognize infection problems when entering a resident room. Do you have any suggestions?
Infection prevention and control measures during the pandemic did their job to lower many healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and respiratory viral infections (RVIs).
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 9
Nov 09, 2022
CDC to host Nov. 15 webinar on enhanced barrier precautions in nursing homes … Study finds disparities in SNF residents’ ED visits, access to specialty care … Survey on life-sustaining care reveals...
Protect elders now as new COVID-19 variants take hold overseas, report suggests
Oct 17, 2022
Trackers are watching a convergence of COVID-19 variants emerging across the world that can better skirt the immune system than prior variants.
Bill targeting long-term care facilities would add new emergency requirements
Oct 14, 2022
Long-term care facilities would need to have a crisis plan to manage an outbreak of COVID-19 or other public health emergencies, have a stockpile of personal protective equipment, keep families of LTC...
Clinical briefs for Friday, Aug. 12
Aug 12, 2022
Study shows PPE highly effective against COVID-19 in ER workers … Survey: Three-quarters of community pharmacies report staff shortages … COVID-19 death rate has held steady since spring … Researchers...
CDC updates nursing home guidance on enhanced barrier precautions
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 14, 2022
The CDC has updated its guidance in an effort to help reduce the growing threat to residents posed by multidrug-resistant organisms.