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Leaders of Tomorrow Award winners, new therapy codes, the battle against HAIs and more.
Electronic health records can improve flu vaccination rates simply by reminding physicians and patients about them, researchers find.
Despite political transitions, long-term care providers will insist on high-value, cost-efficient care. Here's how your nursing staff can lead the way in care quality.
Electronic Health Record information management tops the list of this year's key patient safety issues across all healthcare sectors, but assisted living and skilled nursing facilities are directly involved in three other items on the list.
This winter's flu season may have peaked, but it's not over yet—especially in the South, says the CDC.
The test can now be used at physician offices, clinics and other point-of-care settings to diagnose one of the most common causes of pneumonia and bronchiolitis.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is the bane of nursing homes, since it tends to return over and over again. British reserachers have found a drug that could stop the cycle in its tracks.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is pairing geriatricians and geriatrics-trained clinicians with orthopedic surgeons to improve outcomes for seniors with hip fractures.
As antibiotic resistance grows, scientists are learning how to attack killer bacteria at the genetic level.
Delirium in long-term care settings is subtle, deadly and more prevalent than caregivers think, according to new findings.
the CDC has pinpointed the pathogen responsible for sickening 21 people at a community meal—including three assisted living residents who died.
The new CMS rule for long-term care facilities includes plenty of medication-related changes, including antibiotic stewardship and new documentation requirements for medication reviews.
Seniors are in the spotlight this week as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches its 2016-2017 National Influenza Vaccination Week.