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Infection Control and Prevention in Long Term Care

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

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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

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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

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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

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Actually, they’re a REALLY big deal.   

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Does Training REALLY Matter? And Who is Seeing to THAT??

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

 

This is the final 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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The Opioid Epidemic: 5 Questions to Consider When Developing a Strategy

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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

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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

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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?

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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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