Pushback against Nursing Home immunity
Suddenly, because of the pandemic and Covid 19, no one knows how to casually say hello anymore. Especially if you’re going to be someone who travels frequently, meeting new people from new places, it feels important to offer some sort of physical gesture. Handshakes started as far back as 5th century B.C., thought likely a
The incidence rate for falls in nursing home residents is two to three times greater than that in community-dwelling elderly (about 1.7 falls per bed annually). Ten to 25% of falls among institutionalized elderly result in a fracture, laceration, or need for hospital care. Preventing falls constitutes a significant challenge in nursing home settings and
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] That confusion or changes in mentation is often a first sign of an infection in elderly patients? Often a family or care staff member will say their elder loved one has just “not been themselves” the past couple of days, and when they go to the hospital they are often “Septic” with some infection.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Skin Care: Court Accepts Physician, Rejects Nurse as Expert on Cause of Patient’s Bedsores. After the patient’s passing, his wife sued the hospital for malpractice and wrongful death over six separate bedsores that started and progressed to deep tissue ulcers while the patient was in the hospital’s ICU being treated for pneumonia. The hospital
Arbitration: Case Did Not Involve Medical Malpractice An elderly lady’s neck was broken when she fell forward out of her wheelchair as she was being pushed by a certified nursing assistant employed by the nursing home. She died five days later. The accident was apparently caused by the front wheels getting hung up on the
Falls can be problematic with the elderly in Nursing Homes—especially so after a hospitalization. Often the returning patient can be disoriented and at a heightened risk for falling and require additional interventions to keep them safe. Ongoing nursing assessments are crucial for keeping patients safe with appropriate safety interventions maintained. CASE REVIEW: Patient Fall: County
Zinc is a nutrient that people need to stay healthy and is found in cells throughout the body. Zinc is important in that it helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Zinc also helps wounds heal
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/357077377″ el_width=”80″ align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My interview with Tom Crosley at Crosley Law regarding what to look for in a Traumatic Brain Injury cases.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
In this hurry up paced work environment most nurses find themselves in, it is easy to see how certain tasks may get shortchanged in an effort for efficiency. Everyone is pressed for time- yet there are specific tasks nurses must do each shift and do quickly. One area that should never be shortchanged is documentation.