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Managing a wound at home

submitted by Judy Bearden RN MSN/ED   With the cuts in Medicare more families will be completing non-complex and complicated wound care at home. Educating the family on wound care can help to reduce the stress levels of the patient and family. Using best practice guidelines nurses sending people home from the hospital with wounds, […]

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Infection Control in the Spotlight

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. There are confirmed cases in New Hampshire. Caregivers in home care and hospice are being urged to continue with standard infection control precautions to limit the spread of the virus in the community.   […]

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Zika Virus: Suggestions for Home Care and Hospice Agencies

In an effort to prevent infection during pregnancy and serious birth defects, an experimental vaccine was created earlier this year by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). This study will be tested at three different sites. Zika virus disease continues to hit the headlines. Currently, we have 15 cases of Zika virus in […]

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