Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Interim Final Rule Scheduled for Publication

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare One week ago, I blogged about the upcoming OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard rule that requires employers to help protect healthcare workers in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated.   You will want to reference that blog as there are important resources for you/your team…… Continue reading Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Interim Final Rule Scheduled for Publication

Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions (Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On June 17, 2021, I blogged on the CDC’s update of interim guidance on the subject of evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.  COCA (CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity) also hosted a webinar on June 17th on the same subject.  It was an…… Continue reading Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions (Webinar)

New Tools/Resources/Info from AHRQ

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Back in March, I blogged on New AHRQ Nursing Home Resources Aimed at Preventing COVID-19.   AHRQ (Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality) now has new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) COVID-19 Observational Audit Data Tracking Tool helps nursing home staff compile and track data on PPE use.…… Continue reading New Tools/Resources/Info from AHRQ

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home data for week ending May 30, 2021. Staff deaths have increased by 9 since the May 23rd accounting while resident deaths appear to be adjusted back to 132,608 from 132,749 on the May 23rd report. Reporting of COVID-19 vaccination made…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 Vaccination Upon Discharge from Hospitals, Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Facilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently shared with immunization program mangers across the country the document “Increasing Access to Vaccination Opportunities: COVID-19 Vaccination upon Discharge from Hospitals, Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Facilities.” CDC is asking jurisdictions to distribute a portion of their…… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination Upon Discharge from Hospitals, Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Facilities

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare and Updated Guidance for All Industries

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare OSHA has issued an emergency temporary standard that requires employers to help protect healthcare workers in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated.   This final rule is 44 pages in length. ETS webpageFAQsETS summary OSHA issues an emergency temporary standard (ETS) under limited circumstances.…… Continue reading OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare and Updated Guidance for All Industries