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According to the Aug. 7 update of the Mullan Institute (MI) State Hospital Workforce Deficit Estimator, 26 states, including Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington, are anticipating shortages in ICU doctors, or intensivists, up from five states last week. These highly specialized physicians are critical to providing life-saving care to COVID-19 patients and others suffering with serious illness or injury.

The estimator also found that 10 states are at risk of running low on critical care nurses, with New Mexico, Oregon and Utah among those experiencing a strain. And there are seven states expected to face a shortage in hospitalists, including Nevada and Utah, up from zero states last week.

Nine states…

 

Comagine Health would like to encourage skilled nursing facilities to utilize the All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes change package prepared by Telligen and offered by the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program.

The change package offers key points to aid in preventing all types of infections for nursing home residents. The change package recommends to map out infections in the building, current and over time, to observe trends, containment or spread, and to assist in…

Advances in medicine over the last several decades have resulted in more people surviving critical illnesses, allowing them to return home from the intensive care unit (ICU). While this is great news, many patients surviving a critical illness may develop health-related problems that impact the survivor and their loved ones. This condition is known as Post-Intensive Care Syndrome or PICS.

To bring awareness to your staff, your patients and their loved ones, …


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