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Recent COVID-19 Information and Updates

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Today’s blog is a digest of recent postings related to COVID-19. FDA Warns Consumers of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers This is a July 2, 2020 update.  The FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as …

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Managing Staffing Challenges – 7th in National Nursing Home Training Series

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Topic: Managing Staffing Challenges Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET Advance Registration Required: Register Here.  Open to nursing home leaders, clinical and administrative staff members and others interested in nursing home infection prevention in the era of COVID-19. Note: Once you register, you will receive an email with your individual link to join the webcast. The …

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BREAKING NEWS: Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspections Results Available on Nursing Home Compare

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Below is a repost of a Briggs article written by Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare. “Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting the first set of underlying coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) nursing home data. On April 19, 2020, CMS announced the requirement that nursing homes to inform residents, their families, and their representatives of COVID-19 cases …