Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Long-Term Care (LTC) newsletter

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority is offering a worthwhile free quarterly LTC newsletter. The December issue, for ex­ample, provides important information about vaccinations for healthcare workers in LTC facilities, including vaccinations against influenza; hepatitis B; mumps, measles, and rubella; varicella; tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; and meningococ­cal viruses. Other topics unrelated to med­ications are also covered, including issues associated with food safety, and how bul­lying inhibits teamwork, obstructs commu­nication, delays implementation of new practices, and threatens resident safety and care. For a copy of the December issue, please visit www.ismp.org/sc?id=3067.
For further information on subscribing to the free newsletter, please send an email to: kmckinnon@pa.gov.

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