Amid the ashes of the COVID-19 pandemic came the realization that there were more casualties from this plague than we thought. It was reported that 25% of COVID-19 deaths were long-term care residents...
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...
A nursing emergency
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Apr 11, 2022
The full ramifications of the pandemic on the nursing workforce are being analyzed, but the trends may lead to a nursing emergency.
Program reduces missed workdays for COVID-exposed healthcare staff
Mar 24, 2022
Overall, 92% of workers successfully returned to work about 2 days early relative to a standard 10-day quarantine. This saved hundreds of work days over a six-month period, researchers reported.
From traveling nurses to agency staff, providers need to adapt to meet new generation’s needs
Mar 22, 2022
The “future of work” is here and now. For years, younger workers have requested more flexible work arrangements to no avail. Organizations across many sectors didn’t consider these appeals to be...
Administration and CMS’s big fix
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Mar 15, 2022
I think a lot of us were a little ticked off with the State of the Union address and the administration’s focus on improving the quality of care provided in America’s nursing homes. We all know we...
Lessons from COVID-19: Leverage increased public awareness to improve staffing levels and stability
Mar 14, 2022
Some problems are so pervasive that even well-intentioned efforts to solve them feel overwhelming and inadequate. The staffing crisis is one of them. Workforce shortages jeopardize the health and safety...
Clinical briefs for Monday, March 14
Mar 14, 2022
Medical directors can tackle staffing ‘churn’ with these strategies, experts say … Most patients screened for depression don’t receive timely follow-up, VA study finds … Three doses of mRNA vaccine...
Let’s put a new spin on this tired ol’ nursing home staffing story
Mar 08, 2022
More money, more benefits, more flexibility. We need to know more of the nursing home staffing story.
CNAs cite staffing shortage as biggest on-the-job challenge: survey
Mar 07, 2022
“This survey reveals not only that CNAs are burned out and frustrated, but also that the CNA staffing shortage itself is posing the greatest challenge to their work right now,” NAHCA CEO Lori Porter...