Clinician Guide for Appropriate Opioid Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released a Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics.  This 6-page Guide looks to be a great resource and I encourage you to download it and share with your…… Continue reading Clinician Guide for Appropriate Opioid Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation

Are You Ready for the 2019 – 2020 Flu Season???

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The flu season is fast approaching and you as well as your facility/community need to be prepared! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. Influenza is a serious health threat, especially to vulnerable populations…… Continue reading Are You Ready for the 2019 – 2020 Flu Season???

CDC/STRIVE Release Additional Free Infection Control Training Courses

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CDC/STRIVE are pleased to announce the launch of four new infection control training courses. These courses are part of the new States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) curriculum intended for the infection prevention team, hospital leaders, clinical educators, nurse and physician managers, environmental…… Continue reading CDC/STRIVE Release Additional Free Infection Control Training Courses

CDC/STRIVE Release Additional Free Infection Control Training Courses

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Back in late August, I blogged that CDC/Strive would be posting additional infection prevention and control training courses.  Here are the latest courses (more coming so stay tuned): We are pleased to announce the launch of the Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention and Patient…… Continue reading CDC/STRIVE Release Additional Free Infection Control Training Courses

BNI Has Moved – New Resources Website

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Early this morning, CMS announced the launch of a new mailbox with great resources: “This message is to announce the launch of the new CMS Beneficiary Notices Initiative (BNI) mailbox portal for beneficiary notices and related policy questions.  Please note this mailbox portal replaces the…… Continue reading BNI Has Moved – New Resources Website