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NADONA and Ocean Spray partner to target antibiotic stewardship

November 16, 2017  |  newswire
news

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
blog

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. 

CMS proposes new Immediate Jeopardy policy for SNFs

November 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The draft policy could reduce the likelihood of high civil money penalties against skilled nursing providers for immediate jeopardy deficiences that resulted in no harm or death.
 

ACHCA names new president and CEO

November 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Bill McGinley has been tapped to lead the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). 

Person-centered care improves resident satisfaction

October 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Care that’s personal is more impactful, according to a new study in JAMDA

Disability linked to heart health

October 31, 2017  |  newswire
news

Researchers explored the connection between disability and the American Heart Association's guidelines for cardiovascular health in older Latin Americans.

FDA to recognize some foreign drug inspections

October 31, 2017  |  U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced drug regulatory authorities in eight European countries can conduct inspections that meet FDA requirements as part of a larger effort to reduce redundancies and free up agency resources.  

Abbott gets FDA clearance for first smartphone heart monitor

October 23, 2017  |  PR Newswire
news

Bluetooth technology allows physicians to monitor cardiac arrhythmias remotely without requiring cumbersome recording devices.

ASA, senior care sites join Gillette's pilot of 'assisted shaving' razor

October 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Care sites in the United States and the United Kingdom will test the razor, billed as the world’s first razor designed for shaving someone else.

Researchers study links between smell disorders and dementia

October 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The study is the latest attempt to develop better olfactory tests that might be used to detect early stages of neurodegeneration.

Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

October 10, 2017  |  KHN
news

The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.

High-tech healing

October 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

The latest in wound assessment technology has nurses tossing their rulers.

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