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#1
Valera Dee Smith Lester, Donald Dee Kautz
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November 15, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845810/communication-between-acute-care-hospitals-and-skilled-nursing-facilities-during-care-transitions-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Cheryl Jusela, Laura Struble, Nancy Ambrose Gallagher, Richard W Redman, Rosemary A Ziemba
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ARTICLE INSTRUCTIONS XX contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845809/comparison-of-oral-assessment-results-between-non-oral-and-oral-feeding-patients-a-preliminary-study
#3
Tomohisa Ohno, Yoshihiro Heshiki, Masanori Kogure, Yasunori Sumi, Hisayuki Miura
In the current study, evaluation and comparison of oral status was performed to confirm the necessity of oral care for non-oral feeding patients. The study involved patients consulting an attending physician in one hospital's Department of Dentistry for oral care. Based on the feeding method, participants were divided into two groups: (a) non-oral (n = 66) and (b) oral (n = 66) feeding. Characteristics and Oral Assessment Guide scores were compared between groups. The non-oral feeding group had significantly worse scores than the oral feeding group...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845808/use-of-complementary-health-approaches-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Ju Young Shin, Ryan T Pohlig, Barbara Habermann
Parkinson's disease (PD) is neurodegenerative and requires ongoing therapy. The purpose of the current study was two-fold: to (a) describe the prevalence, types, and associated factors of complementary health approaches (CHA) used in individuals with PD; and (b) explore reasons for CHA use. A self-administered, cross-sectional survey was used. The response rate was 61.9% (N = 135), and 74.1% of participants used CHA for either PD or general health. The most widely used CHA included exercise, yoga, massage, vitamins, coenzyme Q10, and coconut oil...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845807/effects-of-nutritional-intervention-in-long-term-care-in-korea
#5
Eunkyoung Kim, Hyunwook Kang, Nahyun Kim
Institutionalized older adults are known to be at high risk of malnutrition, but few nutritional interventions have been used for older adults in long-term care (LTC) settings. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of implementing a nutritional intervention involving nursing staff education, facilitation, and a shared algorithm (NIEFA) for institutionalized older adults in Korea. A quasi-experimental pre- and posttest design was used. Patients in two LTC facilities were assigned to an intervention (n = 23) or control (n = 22) group...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845806/hospitalized-older-adults-with-established-delirium-recognition-documentation-and-reporting
#6
Margarete L Zalon, Sonia Sandhaus, Mary Kovaleski, Paula Roe-Prior
Delirium, a life-threatening complication for hospitalized older adults associated with adverse outcomes, is often underrecognized and underreported. The purpose of the current study was to analyze delirium documentation for hospitalized older adults. Charts of 34 patients, aged 71 and older with documented delirium and referral to a Hospital Elder Life Program, were reviewed. With the exception of International Classification of Diseases-9 coding, delirium was only mentioned in 12 (35.3%) charts, although descriptors potentially indicative of delirium were usually recorded...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845805/older-adult-transitions-into-long-term-care-a-meta-synthesis
#7
Gail J Sullivan, Christine Williams
As older adults age, they often experience health changes that require the need for long-term care (LTC). Transition to LTC can be stressful and lead to a further decline in health. The purpose of the current meta-synthesis was to provide an appraisal of older adults' transition experiences to LTC. This systemic appraisal included current qualitative research on these experiences, with analysis of the data guided by the middle range theory of transition. Three amalgamated themes were identified: (a) painful loss that requires a mourning process, (b) seeking stability through gaining autonomy to sustain a new sense of self, and (c) acceptance when a unique inner balance is reached...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711932/behavioral-symptoms-of-dementia-that-present-management-difficulties-in-nursing-homes-staff-perceptions-and-their-concordance-with-informant-scales
#8
Tanya E Davison, Marita P McCabe, Michael Bird, David Mellor, Sarah MacPherson, David Hallford, Melissa Seedy, Daniel W O'Connor
The current study aimed to profile behaviors associated with dementia that pose management difficulties for staff and determine whether existing rating scales capture these reported behaviors. Staff in 17 nursing homes described the behavioral symptoms of 229 residents with predominantly moderate-severe dementia associated with management difficulties. Behaviors were categorized by an expert clinical panel and compared to items in four dementia behavior rating scales. Staff reported 59 discrete behavioral symptoms, with physically agitated, aggressive verbal, non-aggressive verbal, and aggressive physical behaviors most common, followed by resistance to care and inappropriate social and sexual behaviors...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711931/managing-challenging-behaviors-of-dementia-in-veterans-identifying-and-changing-activators-and-consequences-using-star-va
#9
Kim J Curyto, Sue M McCurry, Katherine Luci, Bradley E Karlin, Linda Teri, Michele J Karel
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ARTICLE INSTRUCTIONS XX contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711930/morbidity-and-mortality-following-relocation-of-highly-dependent-long-term-care-residents-a-retrospective-analytical-study
#10
Sarah Mello, Kieran A O'Connor
In recent years, 1,200 long-term care facility (LTCF) beds have been closed in Ireland, resulting in residents being transferred between facilities. The current study examined morbidity and mortality in residents relocated between LTCFs. The outcomes were studied for residents who transferred between LTCFs compared to residents who did not move (i.e., controls). A retrospective analysis was performed recording demographic data and markers of function and frailty. As a measure of morbidity, new antidepressant medication prescriptions and antibiotic drug use were examined...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711929/life-experiences-of-caring-for-pets-among-taiwanese-community-dwelling-older-adults-pets-as-an-integral-part-of-the-family-and-beyond
#11
Chia-Ling Yang, Chun-Ming Lee, Lee-Ing Tsao
The purpose of the current study was to use grounded theory to explore the experiences of caring for pets from the perspective of Taiwanese community-dwelling older adults. Twelve participants ages 65 to 73 were interviewed. Data were analyzed using the constant comparative method of qualitative analysis. Pets as an integral part of the family unit and beyond was the core category. The pet becomes part of my family was identified as the antecedent condition; this process undertakes action and interaction among the categories of the pet is part of my daily life, the pet provides positive life energy, and the pet is a sweet companion...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898137/cne-quiz-pharmacological-approaches-for-the-management-of-persistent-pain-in-older-adults-what-nurses-need-to-know
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December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898136/pharmacological-approaches-for-the-management-of-persistent-pain-in-older-adults-what-nurses-need-to-know
#13
Fabio Guerriero, Ruth Bolier, Janet H Van Cleave, M Cary Reid
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ARTICLE INSTRUCTIONS 1.4 contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898135/complementary-and-integrative-therapies-for-persistent-pain-management-in-older-adults-a-review
#14
Patricia Bruckenthal, Marie Ann Marino, Lisa Snelling
Management of persistent pain in older adults is challenging given the prevalence of multiple comorbid painful conditions, polypharmacy, age-related changes restricting pharmacological options, and socioeconomic factors. The influences of these factors along with current concern for the use of opioid analgesics highlight the importance of incorporating complementary and integrative medicine approaches. Evidence suggests efficacy and satisfaction with integrating complementary pain management strategies for older adults, especially yoga, massage, and natural products...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898134/quality-pain-care-for-older-adults-in-an-era-of-suspicion-and-scrutiny
#15
Barbara St Marie, Paul Arnstein
In two decades, the pendulum has swung from focusing on the undertreatment of pain by prescribers who fail to use medically necessary opioid agents to an intense focus on overprescribing opioid medications and the harms they cause. Within these two extremes rests the older adult with pain and in need of safe and effective care. Today, health care providers are practicing in an era of scrutiny, with new guidelines and regulations superseding their compassion and clinical judgment about the best treatment options when older adults have pain across the care continuum...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898133/opioid-misuse-abuse-and-quality-persistent-pain-management-in-older-adults
#16
Yu-Ping Chang, Peggy Compton
The United States is amid an epidemic of prescription opioid drug abuse, bringing with it not only high rates of overdose, but growing rates of heroin abuse and addiction. Liberal opioid drug prescribing on the part of well-meaning clinicians has in part fueled this epidemic, being correlated to opioid death and addiction treatment admission rates. Misuse and abuse of prescription opioid drugs is greatest among young adults (ages 18 to 25); however, the fastest growing age group for opioid drug misuse/abuse is older (ages 50 to 64)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898132/community-models-of-care-a-scoping-review
#17
Lindsay Mullins, Lisa E Skemp, Meridean L Maas
Nurse preparation and role in community models of care for older adults is not well documented. The purpose of the current structured scoping literature review was to identify nurse-led or nurse-involved community models of care for older adults, articulate the nurse's role and preparation in the model, and identify Triple Aim policy implications. Literature from 2008 through 2014 yielded 34 models identified in 51 articles. Twenty-one of 34 models were evaluated and none clearly articulated the full impact of a nurse role...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898131/the-2015-doris-schwartz-gerontological-nursing-research-award-mary-d-naylor-phd-rn-faan-transitional-care-model-a-journey-from-evidence-to-impact
#18
Pamela Z Cacchione
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December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
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