Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CMS posted the latest nursing home data for week ending August 22, 2021.
Comparing the data from 8/15 to 8/22, each one of the 6 categories reported rose with this latest report:
- Resident vaccination rose 0.5%
- Staff vaccination rose 0.7%
- Resident deaths increased by 392
- Staff deaths increased by 33
- Resident cases were up 1, 570
- Staff cases were up 6, 850
CDC’s COVID Data Tracker shows this data:
NHSN datashows this:
All in all, this data shows that NH/LTC as well as all healthcare providers need to continue and intensify education of staff as well as residents and families about the benefits of vaccination and mitigation efforts – masking, distancing, hand hygiene, etc. Keep up the good work with the goal of achieving the highest rate of vaccinations in your community – within your walls as well as the community you live in. Everyone’s life is at stake in this battle.