Our facility is trying to go alarm-free, but some staff are reluctant to stop using alarms. Any suggestions?
Curse the headline writers, for they sometimes don't do stories justice. The nursing home profession knows this as well as anyone.
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.
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.
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 offered strategies to help nursing directors reduce antipsychotics use and alleviate alarm problems during a leadership panel Tuesday.
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.