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COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments Series: Keeping Infections Out This Winter

This podcast is another episode of a special podcast series on the winter wave of COVID-19. Throughout this series, AAPACN will talk with experts about the state of COVID-19, the vaccines and boosters available and why we need them, and the significance of COVID-19 treatments. The triple threat of infections this winter will also be addressed.

In this second episode, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, vice president of education and certification strategy for AAPACN, and Laurie Laxton, RN, BSN, CMAS, CCFA, RAC-CT, IP-BC, QCP, principal clinical trainer with Inovalon, discuss the many infections that are a threat to nursing homes this winter and how skilled nursing facilities can be proactive to protect staff and residents.

Additional Resources:
• https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm
• https://www.cdc.gov/rsv/research/rsv-net/dashboard.html
• https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home
• https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/omicron-booster-covid-19
• https://www.ahrq.gov/antibiotic-use/long-term-care/index.html

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