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December 1, 2007

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  • Rising rate of MRSA increases need for staff and patient education

    Antibiotic-resistant infections are not new to the health care setting, but headlines throughout the country have increased public awareness of the potential risk of infection.
  • CDC answers questions related to MRSA

    Although the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is not as high in home care as it is in hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses the risk and identification of the infection as well as precautions to take to prevent spread of any antibiotic-resistant infection in non-hospital settings on its web site .
  • Buried trauma can impact patient in unexpected ways

    Hospice professionals need to be aware that end-of-life patients sometimes are dealing with post-traumatic stress from previous traumas, whether they served in a war or were abused as children.
  • Here are the symptoms that indicate a potential trauma

    Past traumatic experiences can result in current physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms among hospice patients.
  • LegalEase

    Providers of home health services and other post-acute services provided in patients' homes frequently observe that patients are discharged from hospitals who are still in need of acute care.
  • News Briefs

    Many seniors quit taking drugs for chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure when they exceed their drug plan's yearly spending limits, according to a recently released study by the Rand Corp.