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Employee drug testing under the new OSHA rules

December 7, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has new rules about discrimination and retaliation, and your organization's employee drug-testing policies may need to be revised to stay in compliance.

Five ways to spot employee talent

November 20, 2016  |  Denise Boudreau-Scott
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Statistics show engaged employees mean lower turnover and higher retention. That’s good for staff morale, residents and the bottom line.  

Six keys to an effective infection preventionist

November 2, 2016  |  Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT
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Set your infection preventionist up for success by understanding the role and responsiblities beyond what's mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

October 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.

Continuing education: Traditional vs. technology-based approaches

October 11, 2016  |  Debbie Bouknight, BS, AC-BC, ACC, CDP
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Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning.

3 tips for finding the perfect MDS coordinator

October 4, 2016  |  By Terry Raser, RN
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A veteran RN/MDS Coordinator discusses what skills and assessments are most important when hiring a new employee in the crucial role of overseeing the facility's Minimum Data Set documentation.

 

CareLinx, CareAcademy partner for online training

October 4, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home.

Staffing and quality

September 16, 2016  |  Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, CPASRM
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New approaches to staffing and scheduling can improve safety, raise quality and encourage employees to work better together.

Resident death shines spotlight on shift changes

September 6, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A resident death at a five-star facility shows that accidents can happen anywhere—and serves as a reminder to shore up documentation and diligence during shift changes.

Illinois passes family caregiver leave law

August 23, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The prairie state joins 4 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing employees to use their accrued paid sick days for a family member’s care instead of their own.

Study: At CCRCs, CNA wages still dragging behind other caregivers

August 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Certified nurse aides salaries are, on average, increasing but at a slower rate than their salaried co-workers and supervisors, according to the latest Continuing Care and Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report.

Van Dyk Health Care expands primary care services

July 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The New Jersey-based provider hired its first nurse practitioner to help patients stay healthy and in their own home. 

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