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Quality improving in nursing homes: CMS review

Quality improving in nursing homes: CMS review

The 2015 National Impact Assessment of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Measures Report shows "clear progress in improving the healthcare delivery system to achieve the three aims of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people."

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Ask the treatment expert ... about bariatric residents

Ask the treatment expert ... about bariatric residents

Bariatric residents require special care related to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, along with safe practices to prevent injury to both the resident and staff during caregiving activities.

The 2015 McKnight's Online Expo is here

9th annual 'virtual' tradeshow makes it easy to earn continuing education credits, learn from national experts, visit vendor booths and get up to speed on the profession's hottest topics

Operators brace for pared down ratings

Operators brace for pared down ratings

Providers were gearing up at press time to explain to their staff and residents' family members what a newly rebased federal quality measurement scale would mean.

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It's part of a continuing narrative where the government is not super interested in paying for inappropriate medications that can harm seniors.

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What's in a name?

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Quick tips for adapting QAPI

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Engaging LTC residents

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).

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