Scalability of an IT Intervention to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes

Pressure ulcers pose an important quality-of-care challenge in nursing homes, with serious consequences for residents' health. We assessed the scalability of the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention (On-Time) intervention strategy, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research&Quality, in nursing homes nationwide.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Adarsh P. Shah, Renjit Kurian, Edmund LeungSummaryThe role of negative pressure wound therapy in stoma reversal surgery remains unknown. To evaluate this, a retrospective, non-randomised, single-institution, pilot study was conducted. Surgeon preference determined type of wound closure and application of the single-brand negative wound pressure device. No patient in the intervention group suffered wound complications, but five of the thirty-six patients in the control group suffered surgical site infection-related complicatio...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
care.ai, an artificial intelligence company based in Florida, has partnered with Google to create an autonomous patient monitoring system. By combining multiple sensors in a patient’s room and neural network data analysis, the system can identi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Critical Care Exclusive Surgery Source Type: blogs
Abstract The assessment of patients' risk for developing pressure ulcers is a routine and fundamental nursing process undertaken to prevent avoidable harm to patients in all care settings. Many risk assessment tools are currently used in clinical practice, however no individual tool is recommended by advisory bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence or the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. The evidence base on the value of structured risk assessment tools in reducing the incidence or severity of pressure ulcers is poor. This purpose of this article is to provide a clinimetric anal...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research
r S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Delirium is a common complication in palliative care patients, especially in the terminal phase of the illness. To date, evidence regarding risk factors and prognostic outcomes of delirium in this vulnerable population remains sparse. METHOD: In this prospective observational cohort study at a tertiary care center, 410 palliative care patients were included. Simple and multiple logistic regression models were used to identify associations between predisposing and precipitating factors and delirium in palliative care patients. RESULTS: The prevalence of delirium in this palliative ...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): Alton R. Johnson, Danielle Mooshol, Vikram Thakar, Marie WilliamsAbstractThe purpose of this case study is to describe the surgical treatment of idiopathic ulcerative cutaneous calcinosis or calcinosis cutis of the lower extremity. A 77-year-old Latin American female who reported no significant past medical history presented to our hospital's emergency department from her home complaining of worsening right lower extremity erythema, edema, increased temperature, and pain. It was noted that the patient presented with m...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Journal of Wound Care,Volume 28, Issue 11, Page 699-700, November 2019.
Source: Journal of Wound Care - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Journal of Wound Care,Volume 28, Issue 11, Page 702-709, November 2019.
Source: Journal of Wound Care - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Journal of Wound Care,Volume 28, Issue 11, Page 710-719, November 2019.
Source: Journal of Wound Care - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: LETTER-BRIEF CLINICAL REPORTS Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: LETTER-BRIEF CLINICAL REPORTS Source Type: research
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