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Angie Szumlinski, NHA, RN-BC, RAC-CT and BS

Director of Risk Management

Angie SzumlinskiMs. Szumlinski is a nationally-recognized leader in long-term care with experience as an Owner/Provider, Administrator, Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator and independent consultant. Ms. Szumlinski conducts risk management visits at facilities across the country, touching every acuity level within the post-acute care spectrum. Ms. Szumlinski served as an Associated Board Member for NCAL, is a member of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Committee, NCAL Risk Management Committee, HCAM Legal/Clinical Committee and is a Senior Examiner/Team Leader for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Program. Ms. Szumlinski is a Nurse Planner for the HealthCap® ANCC accredited education program.

Earlier Detection May Improve Lewy Body Dementia Treatment

Andrea Haupt Health, News

More than 60 experts from the International Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Consortium collaborated to update the diagnosis and treatment guidelines for DLB as we do know that earlier detection may improve treatment efficacy (Tabar, 2017). Prior to this collaboration the guidelines were updated in 2005 and there had not been agreement between experts regarding treatment options (Lindquist, 2017).  The …

Great News for LNHAs!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

Great news for LNHAs! The NAB CE Registry Handbook for Administrations is now available at NAB’s CE Registry is the perfect solution to help you The NAB CE Registry is the first of its kind and will be free of charge to long term care licensees. This system will enable you to track both CE approved by NAB’s National Continuing …

How Can You Lower Loss Rates Per Bed?

Angie Szumlinski Uncategorized

LTC Facilities with ANCC Board Certified RNs Experince Lower Loss Rates Per Bed   According to analysis conducted by one of the nation’s leading long term care liability insurers, assisted living and skilled nursing centers with at least one RN board certified in gerontological nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) experience a lower loss rate per bed than …

Elder Abuse and Neglect will not be Tolerated by the Department of Health and Human Services

Angie Szumlinski News

PUBLIC ALERT ON PATIENT ABUSE IN SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE (Washington D.C., Monday, August 28, 2017) – The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is issuing an alert ahead of its report on quality of care concerns in skilled nursing facilities nationwide. Due to the importance and urgency of the preliminary findings, OIG is alerting citizens …

UTI Sensors Bring Hope

Angie Szumlinski News

Purdue University – UTI Sensor UTIs, the bane of our existence in post-acute care and assisted living communities, right? When you consider how uncomfortable they can be for residents along with falls, sepsis, rehospitalization and expensive treatments related to UTIs, isn’t it great that Purdue University has researched and developed a simple way to predict when a UTI may be …

Are You Concerned About Rehospitalizations?

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured, News

Well, you aren’t alone! Providers all over the country have been focusing on reducing the number of re-hospitalizations! And what a great goal to have, right? The problem we encounter is that we can’t seem to get a handle on the “why” and the “how” to prevent them. As we quickly approach the flu and influenza season (sorry but true) …

Multidimensional Approach Reduces Anti-psychotic Use in Nursing Homes

Angie Szumlinski Uncategorized

More Great News! National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Anti-psychotic Medication Use Data Report (July 2017) The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes is committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes. The National Partnership has a mission to deliver health care that is person-centered, comprehensive and …

Calculating Notice of Intent and Tolling Period of Malpractice Claims

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

A few weeks ago the Michigan Supreme Court ruled on an issue of first impression for the court: is the limitations period for a malpractice claim tolled when the Notice of Intent (“NOI”) is filed on the last day of the limitations period? The Court held that the limitations period was tolled and provided plaintiff with an additional day to …