Stroke Patients – Hospital Readmissions

Angie Szumlinski News

As post-acute care providers, many of us provide care to residents who have suffered a closed head injury/stroke. Many of these residents are being transferred to our centers for short-term rehabilitation services or long-term care after a stay in acute care. Sadly, healthcare facilities, including acute care centers, tend to harbor infectious organisms just by the nature of their care …

Elderly woman in hospital bed

Acumen Report – HAI – IMPACT Act

Angie Szumlinski Health

The “Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) requires the Secretary to specify resource use measures, on which post-acute care (PAC) providers, including skilled nursing facilities, are required to submit necessary data specified by the Secretary. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Acumen, LLC and RTI International to develop the SNF HAI measure …

Elderly woman in hospital bed

Hospital-Acquired Infections

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) are a major hospital problem due to morbidity, mortality, an increase in hospitalization duration, and costs. Unfortunately, older age constitutes a predisposing factor to HAIs as individual susceptibility to infection increases greatly for those with serious concomitant pathologies. HAIs occurred in four main localizations and represent the majority of all infections: Respiratory Urinary tract (UTI) Surgical wounds …