John Hall, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

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McKnight's Long-Term Care News, August 2019, page 31, Feature 2, Rehabilitation

Garden-variety therapy

Non-traditional therapy modalities have been practiced in every setting from home to skilled to independent and assisted living for a long time. But as conventional therapy providers attest, these “softer” modals are increasingly playing an important role complementing evidence-based, patient-centered care.

How to do it… Messaging for recruiting

Words matter. The fewer, the crisper; the punchier, the better. Simply put, recruiting new employees for today’s long-term care workforce crisis is tough. Competition is fierce and landing the best and the brightest means applying a carefully crafted strategy of focused messaging using various means. It also requires an ability to avoid terminal gaffes. Experts advise here on how to do it best.

Making med passes fun

Pleasant surprises can be a surefire way to cut the monotony. “Leveraging opportunities to add a little joy to the resident’s day would make the time spent more meaningful and positively anticipated by staff and residents,” says Allison Boulware, RN, manager, national account nurse liaison for Guardian Pharmacy Services. The answer? “We should be actively…

Disposing rubber gloves

Disposing I.C. advice

Nursing homes are in a constant state of war with stubborn pathogens. Diligently staying clean while contending with the latest infection control rules is no picnic.  Every day, staff are confronted with a myriad of decisions of what to clean and what to toss, and the process that got them there is ever fraught with…

How to do it … Continuous monitoring

Patient monitoring provides benchmarks around which a resident’s care plans are built. But careful considerations must be made regarding continual monitoring practices, as well as where and when monitoring should be conducted, as our experts discuss.

How to do it…Multidisciplinary infection control

Many efforts to implement best practices in healthcare settings concede one fundamental universal truth: Successful change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. When it comes to implementing infection control procedures that minimize adverse events and maximize survey results, a multidisciplinary approach can be powerful.

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