Components of nursing home (NH) culture change include resident centeredness, empowerment, and home likeness, but practices reflective of these components may be found in both traditional and culture change NHs.
Staff members working within nursing homes successfully implemented a quality improvement project aimed at reducing resident pain. Interviews were conducted with 24 nursing home employees from within eight facilities participating in the quality improvement project. Findings were organized using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research.
The antibiotic prescribing process in nursing homes is fundamentally different from that observed in hospital and clinic settings, with formidable challenges to implementation of effective antibiotic stewardship.
Qualitative interviews were conducted with 37 nursing home administrators or corporate leadership to explore whether nursing home leaders perceive participation in quality improvement (QI) to be financially advantageous to their facility.
About 53 million U.S. adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.
By: Kanah May Lewallen GNP-BC, Post Acute/Long Term Care SIG (August, 2016). The purpose of this clinical practice link is to provide the APRN with tools for the evaluation of common urological issues in the PAC/LTC patient.
By Susan Frazier GNP-BC, Post Acute/Long Term Care SIG (July, 2016). Purpose: To outline concepts related to depression in the post acute/long term care setting. The focus will be on prevalence, definition & symptoms, treatment & regulations.