COVID-19 Rebound After Paxlovid Treatment  

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Issued May 24, 2022 SummaryThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to update healthcare providers, public health departments, and the public on the potential for recurrence of COVID-19 or “COVID-19 rebound.” Paxlovid continues to be recommended…… Continue reading COVID-19 Rebound After Paxlovid Treatment  

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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted COVID-19 nursing home data for the week ending May 8, 2022. Comparing the May 8th data to the previous May 1st data shows these changes: Resident vaccination rate again remained the same as the 2 previous weeksResidents with booster doses increased by 0.2%…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

One Million American Lives Lost to COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “(May 12, 2022), we mark a heartbreaking moment in this pandemic: one million American lives have been lost to COVID-19. On the heels of President Joe Biden addressing the nation about our continued fight against COVID-19, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra issued the following statement:…… Continue reading One Million American Lives Lost to COVID-19

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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS posted nursing home data for the week ending May 1, 2022. Comparing the May 1st data to the previous April 24th data shows these changes: Resident vaccination rate remained the same as the previous weekResidents with booster doses increased by 0.2% this past weekStaff vaccination rate remained…… Continue reading Most Recent CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data  

Management of Drug Interactions With Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir (Paxlovid®): Resource for Clinicians

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America) has published an updated (May 6, 2022) resource: Management of Drug Interactions with Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir (Paxlovid): Resource for Clinicians. Here’s a couple of examples of what you’ll find within this extensive resource: And… Paxlovid is being used to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19…… Continue reading Management of Drug Interactions With Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir (Paxlovid®): Resource for Clinicians

NHSN Data Highlights Importance of Boosters Following Primary Vaccination

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The May 6, 2022 edition of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) showcases the Effectiveness of a COVID-19 Additional Primary or Booster Vaccine Dose in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Nursing Home Residents During Widespread Circulation of the Omicron Variant — United States, February 14–March 27,…… Continue reading NHSN Data Highlights Importance of Boosters Following Primary Vaccination

CDC Updates Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions Website

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC updated the Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions website on May 5, 2022. The website addresses: SymptomsSymptoms that are hard to explain and manageHealth conditionsPeople experiencing any severe illness may develop health problemsPeople More Likely to Develop Long COVIDHealth Inequities May Affect Populations at Risk for…… Continue reading CDC Updates Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions Website

OSHA COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard Comments Reopened Through May 23rd

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On June 21, 2021, OSHA published an interim final rule establishing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present (86 FR 32376). The ETS…… Continue reading OSHA COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard Comments Reopened Through May 23rd

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

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted nursing home COVID-19 data for the week ending April 24, 2022. Comparing the April 24th data to the previous April 17th data shows these changes: Resident vaccination rate increased by 0.1% (had remained stagnant for the previous 5 weeks)Residents with booster doses increased by 0.6% this…… Continue reading Recent CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data Posted

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home Data Posted 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted the nursing home data for the week ending April 17, 2022. Comparing the April 17th data to the previous April 10th data shows these changes: Resident vaccination rate remained unchanged from the previous week (same as past 5 weeks)Residents with booster doses increased by 0.4%…… Continue reading Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home Data Posted