Wound care

Casey Kasem taken to medical facility

Former radio personality Casey Karem has a form of dementia as well as bed sores and lung and bladder infections, one of his children told a court on Friday.

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SNF sees $3.3M verdict in negligence case

A jury has returned a $3.3 million verdict against a Colorado skilled nursing facility after the sister of a resident claimed negligence in a civil suit.

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Catheter-associated UTI prevention guide released

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology has issued a free guide to help healthcare organizations prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

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Week celebrates WOC nurses

April 13 to 19 is Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Week. Observe it with these resources.

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1/3 of community hospital patients receive ‘inappropriate’ treatment for infections

Infection rates are up in community hospitals and SNFs. But who’s infecting whom?

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Reducing ostomy infection risk

Proper care of an ostomy site can avoid unnecessary infections and maintain a resident’s dignity and comfort. These tips and resources can help caregivers manage the challenges associated with pouching systems and help them foster positive attitudes in residents who have them.

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5 strategies to position your facility as a care leader

Relationships with external decision-makers, such as physicians and hospital CEOs and directors, are key to your being able to serve their post-acute and long-term care needs and are vital to maintaining a consistently strong skilled resident census at your facility. Here are five keys to strengthening those ties.

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Staff turnover impacts quality: studies

Consistent care from a stable nursing home staff improves the odds against adverse events, according to two recent studies.

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Increased hospitalization risk tied to home- and community-based care: study

Seniors transferring from nursing homes to home- and community-based services are at 40 percent greater risk of “potentially preventable” hospitalizations, according to a newly published study.

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How to prevent pressure ulcers

Want to reduce the rate of pressure ulcers in your nursing home residents? A new study holds an answer.

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