Review

10/2/2014   |   485
Although various treatment guidelines for adults with lower respiratory tract infections exist, a greater emphasis on prevention of aspiration should be considered for older adults, as the mortality associated with this...
8/7/2014   |   919
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy has long been used to treat decompression sickness, but more recently has been explored as a primary or adjunctive therapy for a number of injuries and medical conditions, many of which...
5/19/2014   |   2,504
The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) increases with age and is projected to escalate in coming decades as people have longer life expectancies. The burden of this disease has a substantial impact on healthcare costs...
1/17/2014   |   12,011
Falls necessitate a comprehensive root cause analysis that looks beyond the most obvious reasons for falls. Such reviews are essential in developing sustainable and efficacious fall prevention programs and in promoting a...
12/12/2013   |   13,883
Every resident deserves appropriate pain management, and healthcare providers must be adequately prepared with the knowledge and information to meet their residents’ needs. This review presents information on common types of...
10/17/2013   |   8,252
Sliding-scale (SS) insulin use is still prevalent in nursing homes (NHs), even though it has been shown to be an ineffective and risky approach when used long term, increasing hypoglycemia risk and leading to possible...
9/13/2013   |   8,572
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE).
9/13/2013   |   6,677
As the population continues to age, aortic stenosis (AS) will be encountered more frequently in the long-term care (LTC) setting. Patients may or may not have symptoms, but once symptoms manifest, AS has poor outcomes when...
6/17/2013   |   12,173
Little information about suicidal ideation and behavior in long-term care (LTC) facilities is available. Nonetheless, the implementation of the Minimum Data Set 3.0 requires that LTC facilities screen their residents for...
4/16/2013   |   5,975
Despite the high prevalence of chronic pain among older adults in long-term care settings, a search of the literature indicates a poor pattern of pain management practices, suggesting that management of pain in these...