An interprofessional care coordination program helps train college students while helping vulnerable communities. The Richmond Health and Wellness Program began in 2012 with the three prongs of education, research, and service. The idea of the health and wellness program was to provide care to people to fill their gaps from social determinants of health.
Lower-income workers also are more susceptible to severe illness
August 20, 2020
Nursing homes with higher rates of complaints and deficiencies had more reported COVID-19 cases, according to a “snapshot” study of nursing homes that reported cases in late April 2020. The research, published July 29, 2020, on JAMA Network Open, also found that COVID-19 rates were significantly higher in counties where facilities had cases, showing how community spread affects local nursing homes.
Facilities have been expected to fight COVID infections without resources or training
August 20, 2020
Infection preventionists are the heroes of the pandemic, dealing with a profound crisis without proper training and resources, said experts in infection prevention and epidemiology during a recent “5 Second Rule” podcast from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
The combination of a highly infectious virus and a frail resident population in a closed environment — where infection control has been historically difficult to implement — has resulted in devastating outbreaks of COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes.
Case managers and other nurses are coping with changes in operations, home life, and job descriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the more striking changes for case managers is the physical separation between them, their patients, and patients’ families.
Nursing students were not too happy with how they responded to observed ethics violations, ranging from patient privacy violations to infection control issues, according a recent study. The findings suggest better preparation could be useful.