Wounds – Assessment of Risk

Angie Szumlinski Health, News

Anyone who provides care for frail elderly patients understands the inherent risk of skin integrity issues. Sadly, as we age, our skin also ages, losing elasticity, muscle, adipose tissue, etc. which can increase the risk of developing pressure injuries. Pretty much since the beginning of time, the Braden scale has been used to assess a resident’s risk of developing a …

CDC COVID-19 Forecasts: New and Total Deaths

Angie Szumlinski Health

This week’s national ensemble predicts that the number of newly reported COVID-19 deaths will likely increase over the next 4 weeks, with 1,200 to 5,300 new deaths likely reported in the week ending August 14, 2021. The national ensemble predicts that a total of 615,000 to 625,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by this date.

OHCA Webinar Today: Preparing for Inspection Under OSHA’s New Emergency Temporary Standard

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• ASSISTED LIVING • HOME CARE • HOSPICE • ID/DD  • SKILLED NURSING • Preparing for Inspection Under OSHA’s New Emergency Temporary Standard Date: July 22, 2021 – Live Webinar | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST No registration required – log in tomorrow using one of the following: •            Zoom link •            You also may call in using 646-558-8656,,85727893111#,,,,*2021#, …

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Three Individuals Facing Federal Charges for Participating in a Healthcare Fraud Scheme to Sell Fraudulent Nursing Degrees

Angie Szumlinski News

A criminal complaint has been filed charging Patrick Nwaokwu, age 50, of Laurel, Maryland; Musa Bangura, age 62, of Manassas, Virginia; and Johanah Napoleon, age 45, of Wellington, Florida with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, conspiracy to commit false statements relating to health care matters, and false statements to health care matters, in connection with a scheme to produce …

Surgeon General’s Advisory Warns About the Urgent Threat of Health Misinformation

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Health

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is issuing the first Surgeon General’s Advisory of this Administration to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation. Health misinformation, including disinformation, have threatened the U.S. response to COVID-19 and continue to prevent Americans from getting vaccinated, prolonging the pandemic and putting lives at risk, and the advisory encourages technology …

Ransomware

Angie Szumlinski News

CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. Ransomware incidents can severely impact business processes and leave organizations without the data they need to operate and deliver mission-critical services. The economic and reputational impacts of ransomware incidents, throughout the initial disruption and, …

Joint Commission ALC Accreditation

Angie Szumlinski News

Today, there are more than 30,00 ALCs in the United States serving more than 800,000 residents. With the growth in recent years, ALCs have been increasingly shifting from a mostly hospitality-based environment to a more healthcare-focused setting by offering services for medication management, skilled nursing, and dementia care. This shift has highlighted the need for national, consensus-based standards and accreditation. …

Healthy Aging

Angie Szumlinski News

The American Geriatrics Society previously published a White Paper on Healthy Aging in 2018 that focused on a number of domains that are core to healthy aging in older adults. Healthy aging is defined as a multidimensional construct with five key health promotion domains focusing on promoting and optimizing: Promoting health, preventing injury, managing chronic conditions Cognitive health Physical health …