COVID-19 Updates


NIH releases COVID-19 treatment guidelines, warns against drug combo

The comprehensive guidelines are posted in a “living document” that will be updated as new information and evidence emerges, the agency announced Tuesday.


Activity options can help lower depression risks during lockdown, researchers find

People naturally regulate their own mood by choosing activities that keep it in balance. But some may need help with this skill to prevent or manage depression, a new study finds.


Same-day physician access leads to fewer resident hospitalizations, ED visits

Surveyed facilities with same-day physician access had 21% lower hospitalization rates. Urgent access to nurse practitioners is also linked to fewer transfers.


Today is the day! Experts offer COVID-19 insights at McKnight’s Online Forum

Today’s attendees will learn skilled nursing- and senior living-specific information and strategies from national experts — and be eligible for three, free CE credits.

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, April 23

New technology could block the coronavirus from infecting human cells … Industry at a ‘severe disadvantage’ identifying asymptomatic residents and staff: AHCA/NCAL … Second COVID-19 wave in winter could be worse … Metabolic syndrome and osteopenia in older women tied to socioeconomic status … FDA: Pharmacies may temporarily compound COVID-19 drugs without prescriptions