Hospital surges tied to lower COVID-19 survival rates; cases rising mostly in the unvaccinated
Jul 09, 2021
Surges accounted for about 1 in every 4 U.S. COVID-19 hospital deaths through Oct. 2020, analysts say. This trend continued even as more effective treatments became available.
Delirium a stand-out coronavirus symptom in people with dementia
Apr 06, 2021
People with dementia are not more likely than their same-age peers to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease — but they are more likely to experience delirium, according to a new study.
All prediabetes is not alike: 6 subtypes help predict risk, prevent poor outcomes
Jan 05, 2021
A clear new classification of prediabetes subtypes can help clinicians identify their most at-risk patients and aid in developing targeted therapies to prevent progression to diabetes, researchers report.
Boost rehab efforts to improve poor post-acute pneumonia outlook, clinicians say
Dec 18, 2020
Fully 90% of nursing home residents hospitalized for pneumonia experience severe disability or death within two months of discharge. Careful post-acute planning is especially crucial for these patients...
More than 3,000 nursing homes earn top rating from U.S. News & World Report
Oct 27, 2020
Good staffing measures and patient outcomes were among the common denominators for the more than 3,200 facilities ranked as top providers in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes ratings.
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Oct 06, 2014
Patient outcomes are given little consideration in antibiotic stewardship efforts … Licensed practical nurse faces felony charges for failing to report a resident fall … AMDA joins Leadership...
Taking action to reduce hospital returns
Jul 14, 2014
Today, Revera nursing centers are taking effective steps to bring down rehospitalization rates, control costs and improve patient outcomes.
Fatigued nurses more likely to regret their clinical decisions, study finds
Jan 08, 2014
Nurses who are fatigued are more likely to regret decisions they make on the job, according to a recent study.