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Did you know that a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees.

New CDC Website for Long-Term Care Friday, February 07, 2014 Default-avatar

Citing an estimated 1 to 3 million serious infections occurring in long-term care (LTC) settings annually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new website with information and resources to help LTC facilities prevent infections.

MHA will present, Seeing Sepsis: Early Identification Saves Lives, on March 13, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. CST.

Severe sepsis and septic shock are associated with mortality rates nearing 50 percent and are one of the time critical medical emergencies similar to trauma, acute myocardial infarction and stroke. Recent randomized controlled studies have shown significant reductions in mortality by early recognition and timely application of proven therapies.

A new set of guides and interactive tools designed to help health care providers use electronic health records (EHRs) more safely has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The SAFER Guides are a suite of tools that include checklists and recommended practices to help health care providers assess and optimize the safety and safe use of EHRs.  

Free Dementia Care Course from AMDA Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Default-avatar

AMDA - Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (formerly the American Medical Directors Association) just released two free, interactive courses aimed at decreasing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home residents and improving the overall quality of care given to persons with dementia.