UTI

Ask the Care Expert about ... fluids for UTIs

Ask the Care Expert about ... fluids for UTIs

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Some of my nurses believe that one way to assist with some UTI treatments is to increase fluids. What is your thought on increasing them?

Ignoring the old impulses

Ignoring the old impulses

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So, I have this song from Disney's animated film "Frozen" stuck in my head. The part of the song that goes, "Let it go, let it go ..." See, that's how I feel about urine cultures.

Burnout equals HAIs and higher costs

Burnout equals HAIs and higher costs

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A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania used a survey tool called the Maslach Burnout Inventory to analyse nurse burn out, or what they defined as a "burnout nurse". Now, if you ask, me, just look around any hospital or especially any nursing home and you don't need a survey tool to tell you that you're working your average nursing staff to death.

Improving care for dual eligibles could lower rehospitalizations, study finds

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More focused treatment of common illnesses among dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries could cut costs and lower hospital readmissions, researchers found.