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Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, March 24

CDC releases guidance on preventing spread of coronavirus in senior living communities … Healthcare workers report psychiatric symptoms amid pandemic … Patient organizations urge feds to ease limits on drugs for those with chronic conditions … CDC details medication options for COVID-19 patients

Clinical Briefs for Monday, March 16

At-risk staff offered a place to stay at Affinity facilities during COVID-19 outbreak … Study details the first known US person-to-person coronavirus transmission … Senators to introduce bill addressing medical supply vulnerability due to coronavirus … ‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s progression … Streaming senior-fitness video vendor publicizing free trial during COVID-19 outbreak

Judi Kulus, VP of Curriculum Development, AADNS

Ask the Nursing Expert about … staff competencies

Is it true that during new survey process, surveyors will ask staff nurses and nursing assistants about their competencies, with questions such as, “Do you receive periodic evaluations on your skills, knowledge, and abilities? If so, how often?” “In what areas have you been assessed?” “In what areas do you believe you need more assistance or training?”

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