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Recovery Residences: Top Questions Asked by Professionals

Recently Relias hosted a webinar Recovery Residences to Improve Long-Term Outcomes with presenters from the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR). David M. Sheridan, NARR Board President and Director of the Chandler Lodge Foundation, and Jason Howell, MBA, BS, PRS, Board President Emeritus, NARR and Executive Director of RecoveryPeople, presented on the value of quality recovery...

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MACRA 101

To those who work in the medical industry, acronyms and abbreviations are nothing new. To the uninitiated, the venerable storm of alphabet soup may seem counter-productive; but ask a seasoned nurse, doctor, or anyone else who knows the joys of meticulously charting every second of every day, and you’ll likely be given an answer that is more along the lines of a love/hate relationship. It’s a...

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All Nurses Need to Practice Primary Palliative Nursing!

Do you incorporate palliative care into your clinical practice? Can you help optimize the quality of life for those you care for?

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Being Thankful for the Road to Recovery

The prevalence of opioid addiction and overdose has skyrocketed since the early 1990s. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths from any opioid have increased sevenfold, and overdose dusts relating to commonly prescribed opioids, including natural and semi-synthetic opioids and methadone, have more than...

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Infection Control and Prevention in Long Term Care

Infection control is a serious public issue, and it is vital for healthcare workers and others working with the public to understand how to prevent infection. Controlling and preventing infection in long-term care settings is possible. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that when healthcare professionals are aware of infections and they take steps to prevent...

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Care Coordination: Why Is It More Important Now for Healthcare Organizations to Improve?

I grew up as the youngest of 2 girls in a tight knit family in the Midwest.  We were a pretty regular family by most people's definition. Though I went on to college, marriage and family while maintaining a fulfilling career in Software, my sister had a very different path. After a tumultuous period in late middle school, my sister began smoking, experimented with drugs and alcohol, skipped...

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Disaster Preparedness Guide to Ensuring Continuity of Care Among Those With IDD

From the devastation of 2017’s major hurricanes to the mass evacuations following fires of the Midwest, disasters disrupt continuity of care among people living with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). While the event may last mere hours, the effects stretch for weeks, if not months, afterward. In care settings, the ability for direct care professionals, behavioral therapists and...

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CMS Prepares to Implement New SNF/NF Survey Process

November is just around the corner and CMS has been busy developing resources related to the upcoming implementation of the new nursing facility/skilled nursing facility (NF/SNF) survey process. The target date of implementation is November 28th, 2017.

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3 Key Components of an Effective Onboarding Program for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

First impressions matter! In any organization, you want to make positive impressions last.  When Newly Licensed Registered Nurses (NLRN) enter an organization, they are excited and eager to begin their journey as a healthcare professional. NLRNs work hard, dedicating countless hours to study and pass the NCLEX, and they are excited to take on the real world of patient care.

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Hospital Readmissions. They’re Kind of a Big Deal

Actually, they’re a REALLY big deal.   

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