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Editors' pick: Top 10 infection control stories for 2017

December 21, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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This year's mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on recurring infection rates, new definitions for urinary tract infections in the 2017 RAI User’s Manual and the latest surveillance data on multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) made...

Flu activity could be earlier, worse than last year: CDC

December 7, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but experts hint that it could ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual.

Championing infection control

November 20, 2017  |  Meg LaPorte
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As the CMS regulations for infection control programs kick in, providers are finding that leadership matters as much as training.

NADONA and Ocean Spray partner to target antibiotic stewardship

November 16, 2017  |  newswire
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The long-term care nursing organization and the juice company are teaming up on educational efforts to combat antibiotic resistance.

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

November 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities. 

CDC: FluMist not recommended as vaccine again this year

September 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising that older adults stick to the injection versions of the flu vaccine for the 2017-18 influenza season.

New antibiotic for UTI hits market

September 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibacterial drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections. 

Germ-killing paint

September 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Infection control takes on a new hue as some healthcare facilities are painting their problems away.

Slightly more people plan to get a flu shot this year

August 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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 A new survey from CVS found 61 percent of Americans plan to get the flu shot this year, a slight increase from last year. 

Combating pressure injuries with innovative technology

August 15, 2017  |  Julie Thurn, RN, BSN
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One facility shares how it is working to reduce pressure injuries for residents. 

Wound care treatments lack healing touch

August 14, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Doctors and patients are turning to new therapies to treat stubborn chronic wounds, but research is lacking on whether they are helping. 

Purdue develops automatic UTI sensor

August 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The product works completely without caregiver intervention and has higher accuracy rates that over-the-counter kits, researchers say.

 

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