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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending November 20, 2022. Comparing the November 20th data to the November 13th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased 0.1% this week Residents up to date with vaccines increased 0.8% – same as the…… Continue reading Latest CMS, NHSN and CDC COVID-19 Nursing Home Data Posted

Nearly 9 Out of 10 Deaths Now in People 65 or Older – the Highest Rate Since the Pandemic

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This is the subtitle of a November 28, 2022 Washington Post article – a must read for all healthcare workers and frankly, all U.S. citizens. “And while older Americans have consistently been the worst hit during the crisis, as evident in the scores of early nursing…… Continue reading Nearly 9 Out of 10 Deaths Now in People 65 or Older – the Highest Rate Since the Pandemic

22 States Request Repeal of COVID-19 HC Worker Staff Vaccination Mandate

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Attorneys General of 22 states have signed a 39-page petition to the HHS Secretary and the CMS Administrator as of November 17, 2022. “The undersigned Attorneys General submit the attached petition under 5 U.S.C. § 553(e) to request that the U.S. Department of Health and…… Continue reading 22 States Request Repeal of COVID-19 HC Worker Staff Vaccination Mandate

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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted the latest COVID-19 nursing home data for the week ending November 13, 2022. Comparing the November 13th data to the November 6th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate remained the same as the previous 2 weeks Residents up to date with vaccines increased 0.8%…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

The Importance of Timely Use of COVID-19 Therapeutics

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS issued QSO-23-03-All on November 22, 2022 – same title as this blog. Some excerpts from this 2-page Memorandum: “The purpose of this memo is to highlight the importance of providing timely access to available COVID-19 therapeutics to patients who test positive for the virus. Treatments,…… Continue reading The Importance of Timely Use of COVID-19 Therapeutics

Administration Announces Six-Week Campaign to Get More Americans Their Updated COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Before End of the Year

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The White House issued a Fact Sheet on November 22, 2022 “announcing a six-week campaign through the end of the year urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. With winter and holiday gatherings right around the corner, more Americans getting their updated vaccine will help…… Continue reading Administration Announces Six-Week Campaign to Get More Americans Their Updated COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Before End of the Year

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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted the COVID-19 nursing home data for the week ending November 6, 2022. Comparing the November 6th data to the October 30th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate remained the same as the previous week Residents up to date with vaccines increased 1.6%…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data Available

COVID-19 Vaccination and Therapeutics in PALTC Toolkit: Resources for Clinicians

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare During a meeting with members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team on October 17, 2022, leaders from healthcare associations across the country were asked to educate their members and stakeholders about the importance, effectiveness and accessibility of the COVID-19 bivalent booster and the therapeutics available…… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination and Therapeutics in PALTC Toolkit: Resources for Clinicians

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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending October 30, 2022. Comparing the October 30th data to the October 23rd data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased 0.2% from the previous week Residents up to date with vaccines increased 1.2% from…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data

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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted COVID-19 nursing home data for the week ending October 23, 2022. Comparing the October 23rd data to the October 16th data shows these changes: Resident primary vaccination completion rate decreased 0.1% from the previous week Residents up to date with vaccines increased 1.% from the…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data