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    April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Sexual assault happens far too often in modernity. Everyone has the unwavering right to say “no,” but when that refusal still leads to unwanted physical or verbal contact, it is unacceptable. The arrival of spring signals more than a change in nature, and April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For 2017, the theme is “Engaging New Voices,” reports the National Sexual Violence...

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    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize the importance of communities and families working together to prevent child neglect and abuse. During the month of April, participants will share child abuse and neglect prevention activities and strategies to implement in communities and homes throughout the year. The event also promotes the social and emotional well-being...

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    Interviewing for Success: A Look at Why Behavioral Interviewing Might Be Just What You Need

    Hiring new employees is always a challenge, even when there is a plethora of seemingly qualified candidates from which to choose. Hiring new employees for roles in which turnover is typically high is an even bigger challenge. And when the pool of candidates is small, the challenge grows bigger still. Human resources managers at healthcare organizations that hire nurses are very familiar with...

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    How to Improve Board Engagement

    The scene is almost an archetype — a board of directors with extensive financial stakes in a company oversees its operations. However, among health and human services (HHS) organizations, the role of the board represents something entirely different. The governance structure plays a vital role in managing the safety of an organization’s persons served and represents the people it serves as...

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    What You Can Do to Improve Board Effectiveness

    Depending on the size of your organization, the board of directors oversees the general success, or failure, of every person served and community impacted. However, the stereotypes behind what makes a board effective are lost amid the media. Television and movies show the board hidden behind the scenes, rarely peeking from behind the closed curtain. Yet, to be truly effective, board members...

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    Health Care Workers at Increased Risk for Workplace Violence: OSHA Offers Prevention Guidelines

    Although the media pays close attention to workplace homicides, the majority of violent incidents in the workplace involve nonfatal but serious injuries. According to the most recent statistics available from The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) between 2011 and 2013, the majority of workplace assaults occurred in social service and healthcare...

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    Managing Medical Waste Disposal in the Home

    Working in a home-based environment often presents many challenges. One of these challenges is determining how to properly manage waste, especially medical waste. There is a proper way to manage medical waste in the home setting. It includes identifying medical waste items, following the regulations that govern medical waste disposal in the home, and acknowledging the proper procedure for the...

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    Burnout in Five Key States: The Problem Persists

    High turnover rates and burnout are major problems affecting the quality and frequency of care among children, youth and family services’ providers, senior caregivers and direct support professionals. Although some states are experiencing an increase in the severity of the burnout problem, other states are using higher salaries as an incentive to reduce turnover. Fortunately, examples from...

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    Home Health Conditions of Participation Summary of Changes for 2017

    Final Rule

    “The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule (CMS-3819-F) that modernizes the Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation (CoPs). The final rule, effective July 13, 2017, will improve the quality of health care services for all home health patients and strengthen patients’ rights. The regulation reflects the most current home health agency practices...

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    Strategies for Effective Patient Communication

    Did you know? Studies show that adverse events, many of which can be serious, are a high risk for patients after a care transition from inpatient hospital care to home—and, many of these events are preventable through good communication and education before discharge. Patients who have a clear understanding of their after-hospital care instructions, including how to take medicines and when to...

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