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On November 19, 2019 by Sue Boyd
It’s now officially influenza season! The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care Facilities to help nursing homes prepare for the flu season and identify, report and manage respiratory outbreaks.
On October 1, 2019 by Sue Boyd
21 LeadingAge Minnesota members were recently recognized for their commitment to protecting patient and resident health through high flu vaccination rates among health care personnel. Care centers across Minnesota can take proactive measures to protect the people you serve from the flu by enrolling in FluSafe.
On January 23, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted to its website the recording and presentation slides from its Jan. 12 webinar titled Preventing and Responding to Influenza in Minnesota Long-Term Care Facilities.
On January 16, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA
Flu activity season is in full swing. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, influenza activity has moved from low rates to widespread. Hospitalization rates for 2017 – 2018 indicate that the 65+ age group has almost tripled all other flu cases for those who have been hospitalized. There have been 55 reported influenza-like illness outbreaks in long term care.
On January 10, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
Influenza activity is on the rise, and long-term care facilities are being hit particularly hard this season. To help providers prevent and control influenza in their communities, the Minnesota Department of Health is hosting a free webinar on Friday, Jan. 12.