Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition, from the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Caree, create a blueprint for excellence by establishing a comprehensive foundation for gold-standard palliative care for all people living with serious illness, regardless of their diagnosis, prognosis, age or setting.
In the geriatric population, fragility fractures are common and cause immense morbidity and mortality. Poor outcomes have led to the development and implementation of specific geriatric hip fracture protocols that focus on Rapid Surgical Intervention (RSI).
Hospital patients who receive high-quality discharge planning are less likely to be readmitted within 30 days, according to researchers who examined 2.1 million hospital patients in 16 states who were treated for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and total hip or joint replacement.
The elderly are vulnerable to pressure ulcers, particularly when they have limited mobility and cannot ambulate. Identifying which patients are most at risk for pressure ulcers is an important part of prevention...