Major Update to the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) is pleased to announce the publication of a major update to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines. Key changes in this version of the Guidelines include: The Panel added a new section entitled Special Considerations in People…… Continue reading Major Update to the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending July 24, 2022. Comparing the July 24th data to the previous July 17th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate remains same as the previous weekResidents with booster doses increased 0.4% from previous…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “COVID-19 has affected all aspects of health, including mental health, and disrupted daily life. It created additional obstacles for those experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. Further, many people have been forced to cope with the death of loved ones, especially children, and face…… Continue reading Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for HC Providers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS released this toolkit for providers, and a set of toolkits for states and insurers designed to: Help the health care system quickly administer vaccines as they’re availableIncrease the number of providers who can administer the vaccineEnsure adequate Medicare payment for administering the vaccineEnsure private insurers and Medicaid programs…… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for HC Providers

Latest NH COVID-19 Data from CMS, CDC & NHSN

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home data for the week ending July 17, 2022. Comparing the July 10th data to the previous July 3rd data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate increased 0.1% from the previous weekResidents with booster doses increased 0.2% (same as previous 2…… Continue reading Latest NH COVID-19 Data from CMS, CDC & NHSN

Most Recent COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS just posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending July 10, 2022. Comparing the July 10th data to the previous July 3rd data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate dropped 0.4% from the previous weekResidents with booster doses increased 0.2% (same…… Continue reading Most Recent COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

Recommendations for the Novavax COVID-19 Primary Series in Adults Ages 18 and Older

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare COVID-19 vaccination provides protection against serious illness and outcomes associated with COVID-19, including emergency department or urgent care visits, hospitalizations, and death. The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is the first COVID-19 protein subunit vaccine recommended for use in the United States that is built on a…… Continue reading Recommendations for the Novavax COVID-19 Primary Series in Adults Ages 18 and Older

PHE Declaration Renewed for Another 90 Days 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Just a few minutes ago (Friday, July 15, 2022), Xavier Becerra, Secr​etary of Health and Human Services, signed the RENEWAL OF DETERMINATION THAT A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY EXISTS. The renewal can also be viewed on the Public Health Emergency Declarations webpage: The PHE declaration will…… Continue reading PHE Declaration Renewed for Another 90 Days 

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has provided the COVID-19 Nursing Home data for the week ending July 3, 2022. Comparing the July 3rd data to the previous June 26th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate remained the sameResidents with booster doses increased 0.2%Staff primary vaccination completion rate remained…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data

Most Recent Nursing Home COVID-19 Data: CMS, CDC and NHSN  

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending June 26, 2022. Comparing the June 26th data to the previous June 19th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased 0.1% (same as the previous 2 weeks)Residents with booster doses increased 0.4%Staff primary…… Continue reading Most Recent Nursing Home COVID-19 Data: CMS, CDC and NHSN