New CMS Vaccines Rule Soon May Apply to More Facilities

The changes to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for those facilities primarily require vaccines to be offered to residents, clients, and staff when available. They also set education and CDC reporting requirements. While the rule covers only those two types of facilities so far, CMS notes in the rule it may want to expand those requirements to other healthcare organizations, including psychiatric hospitals and inpatient hospice facilities.

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3 Ways You Can Empower Your Nurses

By Strategic Education, Inc. and Capella University In the field of nursing, self-empowerment is more than just a feel-good concept. While empowerment in other occupations can result in greater job satisfaction and a heightened sense of professional worth, in nursing it’s a different matter. For the nurses on your staff, it can be a matter … Continued

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4 Ways to Address Physician Burnout

Burnout is one of the top challenges facing physician and other healthcare workers nationwide. A report published in September by The Physicians Foundation found that the coronavirus pandemic has worsened physician burnout. Research published in September 2018 indicated that nearly half of physicians across the country were experiencing burnout symptoms.

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Creating a Culture of Safety for Patients and Providers

By Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, MA, BSN; Chief Nursing Officer at symplr Ensuring patient and staff safety is crucial to the success of any healthcare organization, not just because of legal, regulatory, and reimbursement obligations, but because doing so is in the hospital’s best interest and it’s the right thing to do. Unsafe facilities are stressful … Continued

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HazCom: What EHS Managers Need to Know

The hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)—sometimes referred to as the HazCom standard or “worker right-to-know”—remains one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standards. The HazCom standard was the second most frequently cited workplace safety standard for fiscal year (FY) 2020, with 3,199 violations.

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