The effectiveness of using an ultrasound machine in detecting pressure ulcers is revealed in the article. In addition, there is a discussion about the barriers in implementing the use of the technology in most facilities.
Memorandum submitted to the FDA by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
(American Medical Directors Association-AMDA)
CPG Common Infections in the LTC Setting
is the AMDA Clinical Practice Guideline on how to manage the four most common infections. ($)- Discount when purchased through AHCA Bookstore.
The articles here pertain to Influenza/Infection Control/ Vaccinations, Nutrition/ Eating/ Weight Loss Prevention, Physical Functioning/ Mobility Decline Prevention, Pressure Ulcer Prevention, and Psychotropic Medications.
The articles on this website pertain to Facility and Patient Safety, Bed Rail Guidance, Enterals and Tube Feedings, Falls/ Accident and Fracture Prevention, and Restraint Reduction.
This report explores evolving definitions of quality long term care, initiatives that have sought to improve quality, barriers to achieving this goal, and efforts to provide consumers with better decision-making tools.
This article discusses the limitations of using MDS in assessing the effectiveness of pain management. Other methods, such as the numerical rating scales, are introduced as potential tools for pain management evaluation.
The Medicare Quality Improvement Community is a national knowledge forum that provides access to quality improvement resources and a community of professionals sharing knowledge and experiences to advance healthcare quality improvement across the U.S.
This tool provides information about past performance of Medicare and Medicaid qualified nursing facilities in the country.
Using a model from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, healthcare providers across the state of New Jersey worked together to reduce the rate of pressure ulcers across the state.
The collaboration of different types of healthcare providers in the prevention of pressure ulcers is discussed in this article.
There are several articles and fact sheets pertaining to Quality of Life & Patient Care, Cultural Change, End of Life/ Palliative Care/ Advance Directives/ Death and Dying, Pain Management, Quality of Life, and Resident Assessment/MDS.
This PowerPoint presentation provides a general introduction to the causes of pressure ulcers, symptoms, recognition and assessment of ulcers, its management, and monitoring process.
The articles here relate to Regulatory Compliance, Nursing Practice, Institute of Medicine, and Clinical Practice Archives.
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The articles on the website pertain to Diabetes Mellitus, Dementia/ Delirium/ Alzheimer's, Behavior/ Depression/ Emotional Patterns, Elimination and Incontinence Management, and other Medical Conditions.
(Borun Center for Gerontological Research, UCLA School of Medicine/ Jewish Home of Greater LA) Resource for weight prevention includes training module, a slide show for inservices and CEUs.