Three Reasons to Expand Clinician Thinking Around Blood Stream Infection Prevention

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Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) can lead to excess length of hospital stay and increased risk of mortality. Ever since they became a reportable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outcome measure though, there has been a 46 percent reduction in CLABSIs in hospitals across the country. However, nearly 30,000 CLABSIs still occur in hospitals each year. 1 … Read More

Nocturia, Managing Nighttime Incontinence

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Medline tested frontline caregivers about their understanding of incontinence and best practices.  Of the 125 nursing assistants in large homes, the average score was just 52 percent.  That’s why everyday it’s brought to my attention, just how serious the issue is in long-term care.  In particular, is what happens at night – nocturia – which nursing homes are struggling with … Read More

Empowering Entire Staff with eCurriculum: Q&A with St. Patrick’s Home for the Aged

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With new regulations for nursing homes coming almost yearly from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), providers are working to keep up with rules that improve the quality of care, strengthen safety measures and reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections for residents.1  With the added pressure to meet these standards, St. Patrick’s Home Rehabilitation and Health Care Center … Read More

Updated Infection Prevention Guidelines: Eight Key Components

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the rise of antibiotic resistance continue to confront healthcare facilities around the world.  Even though a large portion of HAIs are preventable through effective infection prevention and control (IPC) measures the World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that seven percent of patients in developed countries and 10 percent in developing countries will acquire at least one HAI.1 … Read More