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While emergency department transfers and hospital admissions/readmissions may be necessary to respond to a LTPAC facility resident’s urgent health crisis, data show that a percentage of these transfers are potentially preventable. Quality reviews can help providers identify trends that point to gaps in care processes or systems that may contribute to unnecessary transfers.

Comagine Health has launched a six-part affinity group series that explores the nuances of early detection of and intervention for changes in resident condition, and reinforces the link between staff resiliency and patient safety,…

 

Recognizing Early Signs of Sepsis Critical to Survival

News,  09/01/2021,   0 comments

Sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency resulting from the body’s response to infection. Early recognition of symptoms and timely intervention can mean the difference between life and death. The risk of developing sepsis as a complication of a COVID-19 infection makes it even more important to learn about early warning signs.

Adults over the age of 65 years are at higher risk for sepsis and nursing home residents are seven times more likely to…

New Work Expands Access to Chronic Disease Self-Management Education in Oregon 

PORTLAND, Oregon — Comagine Health was recently awarded a contract with the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living. The work will take place over the next three years and will focus on building a partner network to deliver evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs in Oregon.  

Comagine Health has a deep…


Chronic Kidney Disease: Decrease Risk and Prevent Progression to Manage Condition
Chronic kidney disease, which affects up to 37 million Americans each year, is known to be a risk multiplier for other afflictions, especially cardiovascular disease. Adults with… more
Fifth Session of LTPAC Looking Beyond COVID-19 Series Addresses Documenting Interventions and Resident Response to Care
Documentation in the medical record is essential. It provides a chronological record of the residents’ experiences while in your care, including the services provided to meet… more
Comagine Health’s Research and Evaluation Team Receives Funding to Study Drug Decriminalization
New Research Funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Portland, Ore. — Comagine Health, a leading national nonprofit health care consulting firm, received funding from the Chan… more
Chronic Kidney Disease: Early Diagnosis is Key
Early diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the primary care population allows clinicians to protect kidney health and prevent progression of the illness and the… more
Education Series Addresses Identification, Diagnosis and Management of CKD
Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States, yet as many as 9 in 10 adults with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, don't know they have it. Despite… more
Fourth Session of LTPAC Looking Beyond COVID-19 Series Focuses on Importance of Monitoring and Reassessing the Resident
As part of the nursing process, it is important to monitor and reassess residents after a change in condition is identified and a new care plan initiated. Monitoring the resident… more
Third Session of LTPAC Looking Beyond COVID-19 Series Addresses Nursing Assessment and Care Planning
Quality assessments and care planning are core nursing responsibilities, and can often mean the difference between favorable and unfavorable care outcomes. Failure to… more
Chronic Kidney Disease: Starting the Screening Discussion
Most people are aware of the pervasiveness of heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes, but what’s less known is the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the… more
New Joint Venture Poised to Transform Health Care and Improve Outcomes
Four Health Care Organizations Join Forces to Improve Population Health BOISE, Idaho — Four health care organizations are partnering to create a new company focused on helping… more
Continued Testing of LTPAC Staff Essential to Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks Despite Lower Positivity Rate, Increased Vaccine Uptake
There are many recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long-term post-acute care settings, including screening everyone entering the building, performing proper hand… more