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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Retention Requirements for Nuclear Medicine Reports

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2015 3:57:00 PM / by MCN Healthcare posted in Question of the Week (QOTW)

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What is the retention requirement for nuclear medicine reports?


 

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Juvenile Arthritis Month

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2015 12:06:50 PM / by Lara Pocs posted in Thought Leadership

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Reporting Patient Deaths Associated with the Use of Seclusion or Restraint

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2015 1:23:00 PM / by MCN Healthcare posted in Question of the Week (QOTW)

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What are the CMS regulations for reporting a patient death when restraints were used?


 

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OSHA Adds Key Hazards for Investigators Focus During Healthcare Inspections

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2015 4:15:00 PM / by MCN's Clinical & Accreditation Specialists posted in Best Practices

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that the agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders MSD) related to patient or resident handling
  • Bloodborne pathogens 
  • Workplace violence
  • Tuberculosis
  • Slips, trips and falls

According to OSHA, U.S. hospitals recorded nearly 58,000 work-related injuries and illnesses in 2013, amounting to 6.4 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees: almost twice as high as the overall rate for private industry.


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CDC Health Advisory Updates Clinical Considerations for the Evaluation of Ill Travelers from Liberia to the United States

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2015 2:31:42 PM / by MCN's Clinical & Accreditation Specialists posted in Thought Leadership

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Health Advisory to update healthcare providers on clinical considerations for evaluation of ill travelers from Liberia to the U.S. The CDC recommends that healthcare providers consider not only Ebola virus disease (EVD), but also other much more likely infectious diseases, including malaria, when evaluating ill travelers from Liberia to the United States. 


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