CDC COVID-19 Information Recently Updated

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The following CDC information was updated/posted on Friday, July 16, 2021: Laws and Regulations To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help our country cope during the pandemic, CDC has occasionally issued legally binding orders and regulations: Face Masks Required in Public Transportation and at…… Continue reading CDC COVID-19 Information Recently Updated

Flu Vaccine May Reduce Severe Effects of COVID

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “People who are vaccinated against influenza may be partly protected against some of the severe effects of coronavirus, and be less likely to need emergency care, according to a major study. The analysis of nearly 75,000 Covid patients found significant reductions in stroke, deep vein thrombosis…… Continue reading Flu Vaccine May Reduce Severe Effects of COVID

Recent CDC, NHSN and FDA COVID-19 Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare If you missed the July 12, 2021 NHSN webinar with the information on the upcoming modifications to the Facility COVID-19 Module, NHSN has posted the 30-slide handout. There’s a lot of information on these slides so be sure you/your team reviews the handout and the video.…… Continue reading Recent CDC, NHSN and FDA COVID-19 Updates

Latest CDC, NHSN and CMS COVID-19 Data Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the COVID-19 nursing home data for week ending July 4, 2021.  The number of resident deaths was adjusted down by 68 from the previous weeks’ data while 6 additional staff members died in the current data posted. COVID-19 Vaccination As part of CMS’…… Continue reading Latest CDC, NHSN and CMS COVID-19 Data Updates

Multisociety Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination as a Condition of Employment for Healthcare Personnel

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Mandating COVID-19 vaccination is certainly a hot topic these days just as motivating healthcare employees to get vaccinated. You may have already made up your mind on what should be done.  If you answered yes, no or unsure, you may want to read the Multisociety Statement on…… Continue reading Multisociety Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination as a Condition of Employment for Healthcare Personnel

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters + NIH Blog

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Thursday, July 8, 2021, the FDA and CDC issued this joint statement(bolding added by me): “The United States is fortunate to have highly effective vaccines that are widely available for those aged 12 and up. People who are fully vaccinated are protected from severe disease…… Continue reading Joint CDC and FDA Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters + NIH Blog

CMS Posts Latest County Positivity Rates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted county positivity rates as of July 12, 2021.  As part of CMS’ commitment to protecting nursing home residents, and to boost the surveillance of COVID-19, nursing homes are required to conduct testing of residents and staff. More information about these requirements and guidelines…… Continue reading CMS Posts Latest County Positivity Rates

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has updated nursing home COVID-19 data as of the week ending June 27, 2021. COVID-19 Vaccination As part of CMS’ commitment to protecting nursing home residents, nursing homes are now required to report vaccinations of residents and staff.  More information about these requirements and guidelines…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data

Latest COVID-19 County Positivity and NH Vaccination Rates Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the latest COVID-19 county positivity rates as of July 6, 2021. Testing regulations/guidelines are found here; archived/past data is found here.    COVID-19 Vaccination As part of CMS’ commitment to protecting nursing home residents, nursing homes are now required to report vaccinations of residents…… Continue reading Latest COVID-19 County Positivity and NH Vaccination Rates Posted

Latest COVID-19 Data from CMS, CDC and NHSN

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has just posted COVID-19 data from week ending June 20, 2021. Facilities with 75% or more completed vaccinations for staff as of July 1, 2021 are listed here.  Each individual facility’s resident and staff vaccination rate is available in the downloadable data set at the bottom of…… Continue reading Latest COVID-19 Data from CMS, CDC and NHSN