Many healthcare facilities, not only LTCFs, have turned to online training for staff and then designate the employee as competent to do their job. Online training does not prove competency; it provides training.
Most likely the COVID death count of nursing homes will mount as more information comes to light, as only about 80% of the nation’s approximately 15,400 nursing homes have reported their data.
The media, public health officials, and politicians are accused of being too quick to find fault with nursing home providers.
These pathogens are relentless, they are evolutionarily programed to win, and they are currently doing just that.
Cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease, is caused by the microscopic parasite cryptosporidium, or crypto, and it could be living in your public pool. According to the CDC, crypto outbreaks are on the rise.
As the late summer/early fall “season” for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) nears, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling on medical professionals to quickly recognize AFM symptoms and report all suspected cases to their health department.
The reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act signed by the president Monday includes measures that are critical to ensure that the U.S.
New, Revised Antimicrobial Stewardship Requirements for Ambulatory Healthcare Organizations Introduced
Effective January 1, 2020, new antimicrobial stewardship requirements will be applicable to Joint Commission-accredited ambulatory healthcare organizations that routinely prescribe antimicrobial medications.
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 971 cases of measles in the United States thus far in 2019. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year.
Today, an international coalition of public health leaders including CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) dean Ayman El-Mohandes and senior scholar Scott Ratzan issued a statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance around the world and to eliminating vacc