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  NAHC Report: Issue# 2986, 9/6/2016
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‘More At Peace’: Interpreters Key To Easing Patients’ Final Days
FDA Issues Final Rule on Safety and Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps
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‘More At Peace’: Interpreters Key To Easing Patients’ Final Days
This story was written by Eryn Brown of Kaiser Health News, a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

The National Association of Home Care & Hospice strongly supports the use of interpreters to assist the elderly and ill in understanding their medical conditions. Proper knowledge and effective interaction with health care providers is critical to enabling patients to retain as much independence as possible and be at peace with their course of treatment.

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Alfredo David lay in bed, looking deflated under an Avengers blanket, as a doctor, two nurses, and medical interpreter Veronica Maldonado entered his hospital room. He wrapped up a call from his wife, then fiddled idly with his phone.

He had received distressing news from the team at the Riverside University Health System Medical Center: His sharp abdominal pains and difficulty eating, previously diagnosed at another hospital as gastritis, were actually caused by metastatic cancer. The tumor was growing. David, 45, was not going to recover.

Maldonado pulled up a chair for herself and another for palliative care specialist Dr. Faheem Jukaku, and the two sat at David’s eye level. Pointing to an MRI image of David’s abdomen, Jukaku explained in English how surgeons would attempt to ease his symptoms the next day. Maldonado translated Jukaku’s words into Spanish, modulating her tone of voice to match the doctor’s delivery.

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FDA Issues Final Rule on Safety and Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug administration issued a final rule on September 2, 2016 establishing that over-the-counter antiseptic wash products containing one or more of 19 different active ingredients may no longer be marketed to the public.

The final rule — which covers triclosan and triclocarban, the two most commonly used ingredients in antiseptic wash products — does not affect antibacterial products used in health care settings or consumer hand sanitizers or wipes.

The FDA issued a proposed rule in 2013 after evidence surfaced suggesting that long-term exposure to ingredients like triclosan in liquid soaps and triclocarban in bar soaps could lead to bacterial resistance or hormonal changes. The proposed rule required manufacturers to provide the FDA with safety and effectiveness data for some ingredients if they wanted to continue marketing products containing those ingredients. However, antibacterial hand and body wash manufacturers did not provide the necessary data establishing safety and effectiveness for the 19 different ingredients covered in the final rule.

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Home is the Center of Health Care at the NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition
October 23–25, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice invites you to join us and more than 2,500 home care and hospice colleagues in sunny Florida for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. This year’s meeting offers three days of opportunities to learn, connect and discover with unparalleled access to distinguished speakers, hot-topic education sessions and dynamic networking opportunities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit our world-class expo where over 200 specialists will showcase the latest in home care and hospice products and services.

Join NAHC and Save: Register by August 14 and save $400 off the full-conference registration. NAHC members pay $800 for the conference; non-members pay $1,200. Click on the link to the right to register.

Learn
The Annual Meeting & Expo boasts 80 education sessions across 10 tracks providing the latest research, developments and news in the home care and hospice industry. NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo provides comprehensive, carefully planned content along with inspirational keynotes and panel discussions. Click on the link to the right to learn more about education sessions.

Connect
You’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders from around the country – in the classroom and at the Expo. Plus there are opportunities to network at receptions and meals and in one-on-one discussions throughout the conference.

Discover
You’ll discover what’s new this year at the Expo, which features over 200 exhibitors demonstrating and showcasing innovative home care and hospice products and services to support high-quality care. To learn more about exhibiting at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo, click here.

Host Hotel
The beautiful Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, is hosting the2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. Book your room early to ensure that you’re just steps away from this year’s conference. (You must first register for the conference to get access to our special room rates at the Gaylord Palms.)

New this Year
My Planner: Take advantage of our online planner and create your own itinerary. Search by keywords or tracks to find the sessions you want to take. And when you’re onsite, you’ll have your personalized plan right on your phone with our conference app.

Learn more about the companies in our Expo before you arrive. Search, research, and interact through our online planner and mark your favorites so when you’re at the Expo you’ll have a personalized floor plan to guide you to the exhibitors you want to see most.

Florida in October is breathtaking. Come early and take advantage of one of our excursions. Whether it’s a theme park or golf, the Kennedy Space Center or a wildlife adventure, check out the options for fun during the registration process.

Director of Patient Services — Home Care & Hospice, Long Island, NY
Full Time

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is changing every day. Many new medical innovations are being implemented, and there’s an air of exhilaration at the possibilities for an amazing future. Be the heart of our community – in our award-winning Home Care division! We rank as one of the best in America by recently being awarded the prestigious Home Care Elite Award!

We require

  • Education: BSN preferred or a Bachelor’s health/human services.
  • Experience: Two years as a supervising community health nurse
    OR
    if not a supervising community health nurse, two years of home care nursing experience plus a Master’s degree in nursing, public health, business administration or another health related field. Master’s not needed if possesses Bachelor’s and was a supervising community health nurse.
  • Licenses: Current NYS RN licensure
  • Knowledge: CMS and DOH Home Health regs

We’re just minutes from the world-famous Hamptons, over 60 award-winning vineyards, water parks, picturesque rural farms, historical homes and Montauk. Look to a hospital that has a fresh new feel in the air as we continue to transform. Email msingh@bmhmc.org An amazing career awaits you. EOE/AAP/M/F/D/V

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