Tag: Flu Prevention

Flu prevention in SNFs

Flu season is once again upon us, and SNF staff need to take precautionary measures to protect the frail residents in their care. About 19 million Americans have contracted the flu so far this season, leading to an approximate 12,000 to 30,000 deaths, according to a recent CDC report. The CDC recommends that SNFs take […]

7 key tips to prevent the spread of flu among clients and staff this season

Flu season began in October and already 30 states are seeing flu activity, marking the earliest start in a decade, according to an ABC News report. Based on the flu season in Australia, some experts are expecting an active flu season that could be on the severe side, according to a Harford Health Blog post. […]

Double down on flu prevention to protect client outcomes, employee productivity

Make efforts to ensure all staff receive the flu vaccine and re-educate them on best practices around influenza-specific infection prevention steps. Do this to better ensure employee productivity and positive client outcomes this flu season. Flu season began in October and there have already been reports of flu-related deaths, including a 90-year-old in New Mexico, […]

Implement flu prevention program for patients, staff to achieve positive outcomes

Although this year’s flu vaccine is only about 30% effective against this year’s dominant flu strain, it’s still important to make sure clients and staff get the vaccine. That’s because the vaccine can reduce the severity of symptoms and the duration of the illness, even if you get the flu, says Mary McGoldrick, a home […]