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Get Back to Basics to Prevent Infections and Sepsis

Get Back to Basics to Prevent Infections and Sepsis

Orlaith Staunton, co-founder of the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention, and her daughter looked at each other in disbelief. They felt they were watching history repeat itself as a basketball coach bandaged a cut for one of his players, but without taking...

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: A Successful Launch

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: A Successful Launch

We recently launched the Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit. The Toolkit contains resources and best practices to reduce Acute Care Hospitalization (ACH) or Emergency Department (ED) visits related to wound, urinary tract and respiratory infections. The primary...

Disparity Exists in Infectious Disease Deaths

Disparity Exists in Infectious Disease Deaths

Infectious Disease Deaths Decline, But Disparity Exists Fewer Americans are dying from infectious diseases compared to three decades ago, but the outcome gap between rural and urban areas of the country has widened, according to a new study. Deaths from infectious...

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

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Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: Now Available

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: Now Available

Infections in the home care setting are not uncommon, yet there are few tools and resources specifically designed for the home care professional. To help address this need and make care safer, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Home Health Infection...

Study: Hand-Hygiene Practices Could Reduce Nursing Home Deaths

Study: Hand-Hygiene Practices Could Reduce Nursing Home Deaths

  U.S. News & World Report recently published an article showing that nursing home mortality and rates of antibiotic prescriptions can be reduced when staff, residents and visitors have consistent hand-hygiene protocols. A one-year study in France of 26 nursing homes...

Become a Safe Injection Champion

Become a Safe Injection Champion

The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The Campaign...

Managing Family Expectations in Antibiotic Reduction

Managing Family Expectations in Antibiotic Reduction

The old saying 'communication is key' applies to all situations, especially healthcare. Furthermore, communicating to residents and their families about antibiotic reduction can sometimes be a hard task. Any action taken to improve antibiotic use is expected to reduce...

Education for Infection Prevention Increasing for Home Health Staff

Education for Infection Prevention Increasing for Home Health Staff

Home health services provide an alternative for individuals requiring medical care outside the traditional setting of a hospital or nursing facility. While the comfort of home can have a positive impact on recovery time and quality of life, a significant number of...

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Register Now Incontinence is a prevalent condition among nursing home residents and can cause hygienic problems, skin problems and may lead to impairment in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It also has implications for resident dignity,[...]
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