I find often when trying to help providers improve their quality and operational performance metrics, most of the time they are overlooking or ignoring a major foundational concept. Two-thirds of the...
How to do it: Skin and incontinence care
Apr 10, 2023
Keeping nursing home caregivers motivated can be a stressful battle, particularly when they’re addressing stubborn skin care issues in elderly residents.
Artificially sweetened beverages do not trigger urinary incontinence, study finds
Dec 21, 2022
The consumption of artificially sweetened beverages does not significantly affect senior women’s odds of reporting stress or urge incontinence, researchers report.
CQAPI brings ‘significant and meaningful’ change
Amy S. Chidester
Nov 29, 2022
During my time developing and researching CQAPI (Comprehensive Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement) techniques for operators, I have become enamored with the history and the process of incontinence...
CQAPI: A modern process born from a pandemic
Amy S. Chidester
Aug 23, 2022
After orchestrating thousands of QAPI meetings over 20-plus years in long-term care, I want to share how you can rework an old process into a much more effective, modern technique called “Comprehensive...
Improve incontinence care to slow CNA turnover, researchers say
Jul 26, 2022
Urinary incontinence management systems in play a key role in nursing facilities’ CNA turnover, a survey of more than 100 directors of nursing has found.
Outcomes worse for hospitalized patients with incontinence
Dec 08, 2021
Outcomes even worse for hospitalized patients with incontinence who require treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Dec. 9
Dec 09, 2021
Incontinence is a serious comorbid condition, not just a hygiene challenge, researchers contend … Algorithm-aided MRI predicts dementia progression with 94% accuracy … Cancer diagnoses fell by up to...
Let’s talk: Post-acute rehab patients need to be looped in about incontinence care, study finds
Nov 12, 2021
Post-acute care nurses are right on target with continence assessment and management, a new study finds. But their patients are largely unaware of these activities and think they’re going it alone,...
Study pinpoints incontinence drugs linked to higher mortality risk in dementia patients
Sep 01, 2021
The urinary drugs tolterodine and oxybutynin have high anticholinergic effects on cognition scores and are associated with 55% increased mortality risk, researchers say.