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Study Suggests Health Care Workers Should Iron Uniforms After Laundering For Sanitation

[10/10/11]

Posted on October 10, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

McKight’s points to a recent study that suggests nursing uniforms laundered at home have not been adequately sanitized.  The study from the University College in London found residential washing machines only heated water to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, leaving substantial amounts of bacteria behind. Investigators found that thorough ironing after washing was successful in removing remaining Acinetobacter... READ MORE

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Pending NLRB Decision May Have Significant Impact on Long-Term Care

[08/30/11]

Posted on August 30, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

A case currently pending before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as mentioned here, is expected to be decided and released within the next few months.  This case, Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Mobile, has been pending before the Board since December of 2010, and, if decided as expected by those following the case,... READ MORE

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Nursing Facilities Reminded to Evaluate Disaster Preparedness

[07/26/11]

Posted on July 26, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

As record-breaking temperatures scorch the Midwest, long-term care providers are reminded to evaluate their emergency preparation plans. Proper planning can mitigate a situation from a potential disaster to a mere inconvenience. CMS provides a checklist, Emergency Preparedness for Every Emergency, for providers to use to evaluate their current emergency plans. Federal regulations at 42... READ MORE

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