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The Opioid Epidemic: 5 Questions to Consider When Developing a Strategy

For years, opioid misuse and abuse has been an emerging issue in healthcare. From the tragic impact on families and communities to the staggering cost growth, the opioid epidemic has gone from being an issue to the issue. Many states are currently taking an active role or determining their future role in combating the epidemic by requiring clinicians to dedicate a portion of their continuing...

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First Steps in Emergency Management for Home-Based Care

In September of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule for the Condition of Participation (CoP) on emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid certified agencies. The new Appendix Z of the Medicare State Operations Manual is specifically designed for emergency preparedness. It focuses on specific principles of protecting access to...

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6 Things to Know About National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and the theme for 2017 is “Inclusion Drives Innovation,” reports the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The annual month of recognition helps raise awareness about issues affecting employees and employers of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and celebrates the many and varied contributions of...

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How Are We Training in 2017 and What Are We Still Struggling With?

The Relias 2017 State of Staff Development and Training - A National Perspective for Healthcare Report

 

This is the third of a four-part blog post series on the 2017 State of Staff Development & Training study. The blog posts are being published consecutively on the first four Wednesdays of October.

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7 Tips for Talking About Sexuality and Relationships to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

“I want to get married”

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Who “Owns” Training?  And What Are We Spending?

The Relias 2017 State of Staff Development and Training - A National Perspective for Healthcare Report 

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Seniors, SAD and Opioid Dependency

At least 91 Americans will lose their lives to opioids today.

Some will be young, but others may be seniors too.

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Hiring The Right Nurses

Staff selection is one of the most important functions of a nurse manager. In his book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t, author Jim Collins says, “get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus.” He goes on to explain that “…if you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter whether you discover the right...

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Data Analytics and St. Luke's Triple Aim

The following piece about data analytics originally ran on Dr. Pate’s Prescription for Change, the online journal maintained by St. Luke’s Health System President and CEO Dr. David Pate. St. Luke’s is a client of WhiteCloud Analytics, part of the Relias family of companies.

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Hot Off the Presses! The Relias 2017 State of Staff Development and Training - A National Perspective for Healthcare Report

 This is the first of a four-part blog series on the 2017 State of Staff Development & Training study. The blog posts will be published consecutively on the first four Wednesdays of October.

 

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