Alarms

Alarming headline about safety gives incomplete picture

Alarming headline about safety gives incomplete picture

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Curse the headline writers, for they sometimes don't do stories justice. The nursing home profession knows this as well as anyone.

QAPI success requires nurse leadership, expert says

QAPI success requires nurse leadership, expert says

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The most important leadership decision in a Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement plan is not what, but who, to include, a former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services official said Tuesday.

Sounding off on personal care alarms: Enough already

Sounding off on personal care alarms: Enough already

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We all know how technology is supposed to help us. And for the most part, it does. But sometimes, too much of something isn't a good thing. I'm talking about personal care alarms. While they have become more sophisticated and more technical, we as human beings have not.

Certain Honeywell fire alarms should be replaced or inspected, AHCA advises

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Long-term care operators should be aware of potential defects affecting certain fire alarms manufactured by Honeywell, the American Health Care Association stated Monday.

Nursing leaders give solutions to fall risks, medication problems at NADONA panel

Nursing leaders give solutions to fall risks, medication problems at NADONA panel

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Nursing leaders offered strategies to help nursing directors reduce antipsychotics use and alleviate alarm problems during a leadership panel Tuesday.

Why do we do some of this 'stuff'?

Why do we do some of this 'stuff'?

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We do a lot of "stuff" in nursing that makes no sense (both in acute care and long-term care — I'm not singling us out here). We do a lot of things that waste precious time and are definitely not evidence based. Let's take a look at some myth busters.