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Online training to become board certified in gerontological nursing.
Online training to become board certified in gerontological nursing.

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The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) will host a webinar with Dr. Laura Edsberg, Director of the Center for Wound Healing Research on Thursday, August 25 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET. Dr. Edsberg’s webinar, titled Results of the Staging Consensus Conference will enable attendees to more effectively identify and stage pressure injuries and will help attendees to describe changes to the staging system.

#GeroNursePrep   #StaggingConsensus   #NPUAP  +AHCA NCAL 

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America’s other drug problem: Giving the elderly too many prescriptions.
#WashingtonPost #ElderlyPeople #DrugProblems 

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New treatment may prevent antibiotic-resistant facility ‘superbugs’
A first-of-its-kind treatment to prevent bacterial skin infections could play a vital role in the fight against “superbugs” in healthcare facilities, a new study finds.

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According to Jeffrey Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, CWSP, a New York-based physician and frequent speaker and author on wound care, “skin failure should be considered as a diagnosis in advanced chronic illness as well as in situations when patients are approaching death.”

#SkinFailure #GeroNursePrep #providerMagzine 

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"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported yesterday that starting on July 27 at 10 AM ET the Quality Measure (QM) component of the Five-Star Rating System will reflect five of the six new QMs that are currently featured on Nursing Home Compare (NHC)."
#Quality #QualityIntiative #5Star #GeroNursePrep

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"A 93-year-old South Dakota woman has finally hung up her nurse’s cap after more than seven decades in the medical field.

Last month, Alice Graber celebrated her retirement from the Salem Mennonite Home in Freeman, South Dakota, where she worked for over 20 years."

#GeroNursePrep   #Nurses  +AHCA NCAL  #abcNews  

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What Caregivers Need To Know About Aging Eyes?
#AgingEyes   #CareGivers  +AHCA NCAL  #ProviderMagzine  

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