It seems like we are now making a bigger deal out of infections in the long-term post-acute care settings. How many infections occur in long-term post-acute care? What is the No. 1 infection, and who ultimately is in charge of the infection control program over the entire facility?
I love going to conferences and I learn a lot, but it seems like they always put me in a hole at work, both before and after. What can I do?
It seems like we are always in a “survey window,” waiting for the inspectors to arrive.
I hear that many long-term care nurses are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Is there a way to be proactive for the safety of my residents and other staff members?
We are having an increase in the number of residents coming from the hospital with weight loss and wounds. We are doing our best to heal the wounds, but is there a calorie count recommended for residents with wounds?
As an assistant director of nursing in a skilled care facility, all I am hearing is antibiotic stewardship. I am lost. How do I begin, where do I start?
As a new charge nurse I have been asked to set up palliative care for a new residents. What is the difference between palliative and hospice care? I am afraid I am mixing them up.
As a new charge nurse, I hear the administrator and director of nursing talking more often recently about the Payroll Based Journaling and I need to know more about it. What’s the overview?
We are building a new patient care area and as a nurse leader I am working with the team on developing the area. I would like to have some fountains and trickling water features in the area. However, I am hearing from our environmental services that there may be some issues with the fountains and worry of Legionnaires’ disease. Can you offer advice?