Q: I am a DON with a census of 118. I have two MDS coordinators and no other leadership. It’s affecting resident outcomes. What can I do?
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, May 10
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 10, 2022
Arizona to invest $6.5 million in LTC nursing and caregiver training … HHS’s Indian Health Service allocates funding to tackle Alzheimer’s disease … Symptoms of coronary disease may strike early...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 20
Apr 20, 2022
In-house CNA training program is one CCRC’s answer to workforce shortage … Cardiovascular mortality falls among dialysis patients … Alzheimer’s brain plaques linked to later psychiatric symptoms...
Clinical briefs for Monday, April 11
Apr 11, 2022
Bridge temporary nurse aides to CNAs now, before waiver ends, AHCA warns … These “good faith” efforts count in revised vaccine mandate guidance … U.S. life expectancy falls for second year...
Dementia care training can lessen staffing woes
Dec 03, 2021
Dementia changes everything. This means that we need to change everything we do in order to keep everyone, residents and staff, safe and in a setting where they can shine. This also means organizations...
The importance of understanding healthcare finance
Sep 27, 2021
The amount of money that gets wasted in healthcare facilities can be shocking, especially to healthcare personnel that are unaware. While it may be your primary duty to care for your residents, medicine...
Q&A: Are you listening? A veteran provider on fostering engagement with Black and brown staff, residents
Mar 26, 2021
The pandemic has trained a spotlight on numerous healthcare disparities faced by Black and brown long-term care residents. Monica Payne, a veteran clinical manager for Omnicare, says that reflecting on...
Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, April 14
Apr 13, 2020
Gene variant staves off Alzheimer’s in some people, scientists find … Virtual training keeps assisted living med-techs certified during pandemic … Tips for contact lens and glasses-wearers during...
Clinician re-training sorely needed for blood pressure measurement: survey
Nov 19, 2019
One-third of nurses and half of doctors surveyed report that they haven’t been retrained in blood pressure measurement since leaving professional school.
Nonprofit providers fare worse in staff training, communication, study finds
Aug 31, 2017
Perceptions of safety culture within nursing homes vary greatly among staff and provider types, with nonprofit providers linked to worse staff training, a new study shows.