April 1, 2019 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: April 1, 2019

Ask The Treatment Expert: Preventing sepsis

If you suspect a wound is infected, you need to optimize the resident’s health by rapidly debriding any nonviable tissue, using antibiotics in a targeted manner, evaluating nutritional status, stabilizing glycemic control, improving blood flow to the area, reducing immunosuppressant therapy if possible, and appropriately managing topical treatments.

Ask The Care Expert: Supporting nurses

As a new nurse leader, what can I do to support my facility’s nurses? I don’t have a budget for this. I totally get what you are asking, and it is a proven fact that nurses who feel supported have less turnover, and less turnover produces a higher quality of care for the residents under…

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