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According to Google, developing effective teams boils down to only two things that team leaders need to do.

In an editorial in the May issue of Nurse Management, editor Rosanne Raso, RN, said that Google research into leadership and effective teams has found that there are only two "essential attributes" of successful teams: (Read more...)

Computerized "virtual reality" gives nurses realistic practice in new teaching technology developed at Boise State University, in Idaho

The Boise State nursing program says it is developing a nurse training program that "looks like a scene straight out of a sci-fi movie". And that it will likely cause major changes and improvements in nursing education in the future. (Read more...)

CMS Adds New Quality Measures to Nursing Home Compare Website

The CMS has added 6 new Quality Measures (QMs) to its Nursing Home Compare website... the largest addition of quality measures to Nursing Home Compare since 2003! (Read more...)

Good things happen when residents help decide how their nursing home should be run!

Intitiating a fullblown person-centered caring program has made for happy residents and staff at this nursing home! (Read more...)

Grants for falls prevention programs available from AoA

Do you have a falls prevention program that you're interested in developing? The Administration on Aging has 8 grants available, of $300,000 - $600,000 each, to offset the cost of developing falls prevention programs. (Read more...)

CMS releases first ever home health patient experience of care star ratings

CMS releases first ever home health patient experience of care star ratings.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced the first "patient experience of care star ratings" on its Home Health Compare website. (Read more...)

Medicare toughens Quality Measures Enforcement.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently signifi cantly toughened its nursing home quality of care requirements. And this has resulted in one-third of nursing homes having their ratings lowered by the federal government. (Read more...)

New nursing home regulations proposed. Emphasis on CNA training and skills.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published in the Federal Register a long list of proposed regulations for nursing homes involving many aspects of longterm care.

In this list is a proposal for much more emphasis on person-centered care, including new regulations for the increased involvement and training of CNAs in person-centered care. (Read more...)

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