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One aspect that makes hospice so unique is the interdisciplinary (IDG) team. This team is composed of the required hospice physician, registered nurse, social worker and spiritual counselor, along with other members of the care team. The IDG team works together to discuss, plan and revise plans to each hospice... Keep Reading
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing unprecedented changes to our daily routines, both on a personal and professional level. Concerns about our well-being, as well as the health and safety of our families, staff and patients, will be at the forefront for the foreseeable future. As the scope of the... Keep Reading
Hospice providers are continuing to face challenges meeting the needs of their facility-based patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic due to visitation restrictions. During this time, when many residents are being cut off from regular visitation from friends and family members, hospice practitioners must be allowed to continue visits to... Keep Reading
During this time of rapidly changing and readily available information surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is important to remember a basic tenet of healthcare: infection prevention is critical. Understanding risk levels for Coronavirus (COVID-19) contributes valuable information we can use to help guide our practice and protect the public.... Keep Reading
Although it may seem as though our society is navigating in uncharted waters during the COVID-19 crisis there is a great deal of experience on which to draw. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights other past pandemics. Understanding What to Do It may not seem like it... Keep Reading
The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential to protect healthcare providers and others from infection while caring for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections. The huge demand created by the pandemic has left healthcare workers and facilities in dire need. A Georgia hospital is trying to solve the problem... Keep Reading
With the current nationwide shortage of N95 masks, surgical masks, and isolation masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended contingency and crisis strategies to reduce risks for healthcare providers. As many agencies are finding themselves in the contingency or crisis strata of face mask availability, healthcare... Keep Reading
There are a lot of questions regarding COVID-19 and how a person might contract the virus, how it is spread and what to do if they become infected. Axxess has provided resources that address many of these concerns. After an infection is confirmed, there are often questions around when it... Keep Reading
Scammers are always looking for a way to take advantage of the most vulnerable, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic has presented a new opportunity. There have already been warnings from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of scammers targeting individuals online. Clinicians and caregivers should always have their patient and... Keep Reading
Coronavirus. Novel Coronavirus. COVID-19. Pandemic. You’ve heard all these terms over the last several weeks, but what do you need to do? Where do you need to go? Where should you go for information? Here are some practical tips on where to get accurate information. The Centers for Disease Control and... Keep Reading
As the world deals with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the vital work of healthcare in the home must continue. It is evident based on the facts below technology can play a critical role in providing care while preventing the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared... Keep Reading
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember the usefulness of the bag technique and how it reduces the likelihood of passing microorganisms between patients, while also minimizing the possibility of contaminating the clinician’s home. A proper bag technique will help with infection management. As always, follow your organization’s... Keep Reading

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