A new online patient safety tool is available to help hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient facilities evaluate their best practices related to high-alert medications, identify opportunities for improvement, and track their experiences over time.
Just as primary care provider shortages are becoming acute, retail-based clinics in pharmacies and grocery stores are set to fill the gap in accessible patient care. Yet in some states, access to this convenient care is constrained due to restrictive scope-of-practice laws.
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.
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.