CMS Posts NH COVID-19 Data for Week Ending September 19, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted NH COVID-19 data for week ending September 19, 2021. This latest data set shows these changes from the September 12th data set: Resident vaccination remains increased 0.4% from the previous weekStaff vaccination increased 1.0% from the previous weekResident confirmed cases increased 5,641 from the…… Continue reading CMS Posts NH COVID-19 Data for Week Ending September 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes from COVID-19

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare [I’m posting this information as there are many pregnant women in the U.S. – many of which are healthcare workers as well as our coworkers, friends and loved ones.  Please pass this critical information on!  This Alert can also be found here.  I did not include…… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes from COVID-19

FAQs About Medical Consent & Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Doses for LTC Resident

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC has updated the FAQs About Medical Consent and Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Doses for the Long-Term Care Resident website.  The subtitle of this landing page is A Resource for Providers Participating in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program, Long-term Care Residents & Their Families. “In response to inquiries…… Continue reading FAQs About Medical Consent & Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Doses for LTC Resident

CDC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Recommendations

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Friday, September 24, 2021, the CDC posted this Press Release: “CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for…… Continue reading CDC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Recommendations

CMS Posts Latest COVID-19 Data for Week Ending September 12, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted nursing home COVID-19 data for week ending September 12, 2021. This latest data set shows these changes from the September 5th data set: Resident vaccination remains unchanged from the previous weekStaff vaccination increased 0.7% from the previous weekResident confirmed cases increased 5,257 from…… Continue reading CMS Posts Latest COVID-19 Data for Week Ending September 12, 2021

Survey: Nearly Every U.S. Nursing Home And Assisted Living Community Is Facing A Workforce Crisis

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The subtitle of this September 22, 2021 AHCA/NCAL Press Release is “86 percent of nursing homes and 77 percent of assisted living providers said their workforce situation has gotten worse over the last three months. 58 percent of nursing homes limiting new admissions due to shortages.”  …… Continue reading Survey: Nearly Every U.S. Nursing Home And Assisted Living Community Is Facing A Workforce Crisis

Latest CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC has posted COVID-19 community data for Time Period: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Remember that you can determine your community’s level of transmission on this same page, using the options seen below on that page. On this CDC page, you’ll…… Continue reading Latest CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data Posted

COVID-19 Vaccines: Act Now

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS announced last week that we’ll require staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to get COVID-19 vaccines. Make efforts now to vaccinate you and your staff so you’re in compliance when the rule takes effect. The higher the level of vaccination rates among you and…… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccines: Act Now

Latest CMS, CDC and NHSN COVID-19 Data Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has posted nursing home data for the week ending September 5, 2021. CDC community transmission for Thursday September 9, 2021 – Wednesday September 15, 2021: NHSN Nursing Home Covid-19 Data Dashboard shows this data as of September 13, 2021, at 5:30am (ET):