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Hand Sanitizers: Understanding the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by Jennifer Leatherbarrow, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, IPCO, QCP, CIC on Nov 26, 2019 10:45:00 AM

With flu season now upon us, it’s more important than ever to keep your hands clean and free of germs to the extent possible. In that respect, many people turn to hand sanitizers to get the job done. But are they the safest and most effective means of accomplishing that?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the best strategy is also the most time-tested one: washing hands with soap and water. Hand-washing has been proven to reduce the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. Moreover, hand-washing with soap and water is a more effective way than hand sanitizers to remove germs such as Cryptosporidiumnorovirus, and Clostridium difficile. Hand-washing with soap and water also removes debris that hand sanitizer leaves behind (including allergens like peanut proteins)—and it does so with the fewest side effects.

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Topics: News & Events, Clinical Consulting

PointClickCare Names Richter 2019 Marketing Partner of the Year

Posted by Richter on Nov 19, 2019 4:10:35 PM

PointClickCare, the leading electronic health record (EHR) technology partner to North America’s long-term post-acute care and senior care industry, has named Richter as its 2019 Marketing Partner of the Year. The award recognizes the close collaboration between Richter and PointClickCare on targeted training activities related to Medicare Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM).

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Topics: News & Events, Clinical Consulting

Strategies for Managing Your Facility's Five-Star Staffing Measure

Posted by David LeCours, National Director of CareerStaff Unlimited on Nov 18, 2019 4:09:54 PM

This blog is co-authored by Jennifer Leatherbarrow, RN BSN RAC-CT IPCO QCP CIC, Manager of Clinical Consulting Services with Richter, and David LeCours, National Director of CareerStaff Unlimited

Considerable research supports the direct relationship between nursing home staffing levels and resident outcomes.  Research also has found a clear association between nurse staffing ratios and nursing home overall quality of care.

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Topics: News & Events, Clinical Consulting

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