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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132305/associations-between-skin-barrier-characteristics-skin-conditions-and-health-of-aged-nursing-home-residents-a-multi-center-prevalence-and-correlational-study
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Elisabeth Hahnel, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Carina Trojahn, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients are affected by a range of skin conditions and dermatological diseases, functional limitations and chronic diseases. Skin problems are highly prevalent in elderly populations. Aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between health, functional and cutaneous variables in aged long-term care residents. METHODS: This observational, cross-sectional, descriptive prevalence study was conducted in a random sample of 10 institutional long-term care facilities in Berlin...
November 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130416/prevalence-incidence-and-associated-factors-of-pressure-ulcers-in-home-palliative-care-patients-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Marco Artico, Angelo Dante, Daniela D'Angelo, Luciano Lamarca, Chiara Mastroianni, Tommasangelo Petitti, Michela Piredda, Maria Grazia De Marinis
BACKGROUND: Terminally ill patients are at high risk of pressure ulcers, which have a negative impact on quality of life. Data about pressure ulcers' prevalence, incidence and associated factors are largely insufficient. AIM: To document the point prevalence at admission and the cumulative incidence of pressure ulcers in terminally ill patients admitted to an Italian home palliative care unit, and to analyse the patients' and caregivers' characteristics associated with their occurrence...
October 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120683/unavoidable-pressure-ulcers-at-the-end-of-life-and-nurse-understanding
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Maria Carlsson, Lena Gunningberg
OBJECTIVES: prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs) in end-of-life care is often problematic because both PUs and interventions to prevent them can cause suffering. The primary aim of this study was to identify and describe the different ways in which nurses understood unavoidable PUs in late palliative care. A second aim was to explore the expediency of the different levels of understanding. METHODS: a qualitative interview study with a phenomenographic approach was carried out...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112226/new-institutionalization-in-long-term-care-after-hospital-discharge-to-skilled-nursing-facility
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Addie Middleton, Shuang Li, Yong-Fang Kuo, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, James S Goodwin
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Approximately half of individuals newly admitted to long-term care (LTC) nursing homes (NHs) experienced a prior hospitalization followed by discharge to a skilled nursing facility (SNF). The objective was to examine characteristics associated with new institutionalizations of older adults on this care trajectory. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: SNFs and LTC NHs. PATIENTS: Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries admitted to 7,442 SNFs in 2013 (N = 597,986)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080572/clinical-update-on-nursing-home-medicine-2017
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Barbara J Messinger-Rapport, Milta O Little, John E Morley, Julie K Gammack
This is the 11th annual Clinical Update from the AMDA meeting article. This year the topics covered are hypertension after the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk factors, diagnosis and management including end-of-life planning, and the difficulties with exacerbations such as breathlessness; diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment and dementia; and wound care and pressure ulcer management.
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060358/pressure-ulcer-risk-detection-from-complexity-of-activity
#6
Nikhil S Padhye, Nancy Bergstrom, Mary Pat Rapp, LuAnn Etcher, Nancy S Redeker
Activity levels in nursing home residents were measured with accelerometers over one week as part of a multicenter randomized controlled trial, and complexity of the resulting activity patterns were characterized. Among 813 study participants on whom activity data had been collected, 16 participants developed pressure ulcers by the end of the study. The fractal dimension D0 of the activity series was lower (p=0.039) in residents who developed pressure ulcers than in controls matched on the basis of race, randomization group, score on the Braden scale, and diagnoses of cardiovascular disease and dementia...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060154/long-term-monitoring-of-a-pressure-ulcer-risk-patient-using-thermal-images
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Stephanie L Bennett, Rafik Goubran, Frank Knoefel
Patients in an immobile state are susceptible to pressure ulcers, which are localized injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissues due to prolonged pressure. This paper builds upon a body of work examining in-hospital older adult patients at-risk of developing pedal pressure ulcers by examining thermal images of one patient, who was reporting pain in her right foot, over 112 days of a hospital stay. Thermal images of the patient's left and right heels and malleoli were subjected to image processing to remove noise and enhance contrast, region selection and feature extraction to observe changes in temperature over time...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056175/examining-racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-nursing-home-quality
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Jennifer Gaudet Hefele, Grant A Ritter, Christine E Bishop, Andrea Acevedo, Candi Ramos, Laurie A Nsiah-Jefferson, Gabrielle Katz
BACKGROUND: Identifying racial/ethnic differences in quality is central to identifying, monitoring, and reducing disparities. Although disparities across all individual nursing home residents and disparities associated with between-nursing home differences have been established, little is known about the degree to which quality of care varies by race//ethnicity within nursing homes. A study was conducted to measure within-facility differences for a range of publicly reported nursing home quality measures...
November 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957484/effects-of-home-visit-nursing-services-on-hospitalization-in-the-elderly-with-pressure-ulcers-a-longitudinal-study
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Hyo Jung Lee, Yeong Jun Ju, Eun-Cheol Park, Juyeong Kim, Sang Gyu Lee
Background: The risk of pressure ulcers in beneficiaries of long-term care insurance is expected to increase in South Korea's aging society. However, those who stay at home may not be managed appropriately with regard to pressure ulcer development. Here, we examined the relationship between home-visit nursing services and hospitalization related to pressure ulcers among beneficiaries with pressure ulcers in home-care settings. Methods: We analyzed National Aging Cohort data from 2008 to 2013...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933700/a-secondary-analysis-of-longitudinal-prevalence-data-to-determine-the-use-of-pressure-ulcer-preventive-measures-in-dutch-nursing-homes-2005-2014
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Martin Wf van Leen, Joseph Mga Schols, Steven Er Hovius, Ruud Jg Halfens
Pressure ulcers (PUs) are an important and distressing problem in Dutch nursing homes. A secondary analysis of longitudinal data from the Dutch National Prevalence Measurement of Care Problems (LPZ) - an annual, multicenter, point-prevalence survey - was conducted for the years 2005-2014 to determine the use of specific recommended PU preventive measures from the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 1998, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel/European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 2009, and the 2002 and 2011 Dutch PU guidelines...
September 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862891/apex-pro-care-mattress-how-can-this-advanced-mattress-assist-in-prevention-of-pressure-injuries
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Lynn Shingfield, Helen Carr, Jo Thomson
Avalon Nursing Home is fully aware of the potential for pressure ulcers in immobile residents and were keen to undertake an evaluation to ensure their residents have the most appropriate care possible. They selected Apex Pro-care to evaluate as there were concerns for residents heels in those with any arterial insufficiency. The Apex Pro-care mattress has a heel section where one or more of the bottom five cells can be deflated under the patient's heel to create a void, which will enable the heel to "float" so that there is no pressure in contact with the heel area...
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859254/what-impact-does-nursing-care-left-undone-have-on-patient-outcomes-review-of-the-literature
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Alejandra Recio-Saucedo, Chiara Dall'Ora, Antonello Maruotti, Jane Ball, Jim Briggs, Paul Meredith, Oliver C Redfern, Caroline Kovacs, David Prytherch, Gary B Smith, Peter Griffiths
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Systematic review of the impact of missed nursing care on outcomes in adults, on acute hospital wards and in nursing homes. BACKGROUND: A considerable body of evidence support the hypothesis that lower levels of registered nurses on duty increases the likelihood of patients dying on hospital wards, and the risk of many aspects of care being either delayed or left undone (missed). However, the direct consequence of missed care remains unclear...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797300/can-routine-clinical-data-identify-older-patients-at-risk-of-poor-healthcare-outcomes-on-admission-to-hospital
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Kinda Ibrahim, Charlotte Owen, Harnish P Patel, Carl May, Mark Baxter, Avan A Sayer, Helen C Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Older patients who are at risk of poor healthcare outcomes should be recognised early during hospital admission to allow appropriate interventions. It is unclear whether routinely collected data can identify high-risk patients. The aim of this study was to define current practice with regard to the identification of older patients at high risk of poor healthcare outcomes on admission to hospital. RESULTS: Interviews/focus groups were conducted to establish the views of 22 healthcare staff across five acute medicine for older people wards in one hospital including seven nurses, four dieticians, seven doctors, and four therapists...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759429/serial-surgical-debridement-of-common-pressure-injuries-in-the-nursing-home-setting-outcomes-and-findings
#14
Bardia Anvar, Henry Okonkwo
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the efficacy of bedside surgical debridement in a nursing home population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of sacrum, sacrococcyx, coccyx, ischium, and trochanter (SSCIT) region pressure injuries in the Skilled Wound Care practice (Los Angeles, CA). The patient population was refined from 2128 to 227 patients visited 8 or more times during nursing home stays found to have 1 or more SSCIT pressure injuries...
July 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724358/quality-of-care-and-quality-of-life-of-people-with-dementia-living-at-green-care-farms-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Bram de Boer, Jan P H Hamers, Sandra M G Zwakhalen, Frans E S Tan, Hilde Verbeek
BACKGROUND: Many countries are introducing smaller, more home-like care facilities that represent a radically new approach to nursing home care for people with dementia. The green care farm is a new type of nursing home developed in the Netherlands. The goal of this study was to compare quality of care, quality of life and related outcomes in green care farms, regular small-scale living facilities and traditional nursing homes for people with dementia. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used...
July 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709461/do-public-nursing-home-care-providers-deliver-higher-quality-than-private-providers-evidence-from-sweden
#16
Ulrika Winblad, Paula Blomqvist, Andreas Karlsson
BACKGROUND: Swedish nursing home care has undergone a transformation, where the previous virtual public monopoly on providing such services has been replaced by a system of mixed provision. This has led to a rapidly growing share of private actors, the majority of which are large, for-profit firms. In the wake of this development, concerns have been voiced regarding the implications for care quality. In this article, we investigate the relationship between ownership and care quality in nursing homes for the elderly by comparing quality levels between public, for-profit, and non-profit nursing home care providers...
July 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697432/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-the-healing-of-pressure-ulcers-present-at-nursing-home-admission
#17
Donna Z Bliss, Olga Gurvich, Kay Savik, Lynn E Eberly, Susan Harms, Christine Mueller, Judith Garrard, Kristen Cunanan, Kjerstie Wiltzen
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers increase the risk of costly hospitalization and mortality of nursing home residents, so timely healing is important. Disparities in healthcare have been identified in the nursing home population but little is known about disparities in the healing of pressure ulcers. PURPOSE: To assess racial and ethnic disparities in the healing of pressure ulcers present at nursing home admission. Multi-levels predictors, at the individual resident, nursing home, and community/Census tract level, were examined in three large data sets...
September 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683701/interdisciplinary-approach-to-the-management-of-medical-supplies-in-the-nursing-home-setting
#18
Isabel Quintana Vargas, Ana Moreno Miralles, Mónica Tomás Madrid, Marta Monleón Ruiz, Antonio Montero Bau, Juan Francisco Peris Martí
INTRODUCTION: Given the impact of pressure ulcers in institutionalized elderly people, an interdisciplinary approach to the care of ulcers and the management of medical supplies is essential. The aim of this study is to describe and evaluate the management of medical supplies by an interdisciplinary team in order to promote their rational use in the nursinghome setting. METHODS: An interdisciplinary team was set up, coordinated by a Pharmacy Unit including representatives of 18 elderly nursing homes (1,599 beds)...
July 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570255/an-unusual-presentation-of-deep-tissue-injury-do-we-really-understand-it-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Walid Mari, Sara Younes, Richard Simman
Deep tissue injury (DTI) is an injury to the soft tissue under the skin due to pressure and is usually over boney prominence. This injury is commonly seen in bedridden patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Although many efforts were made to elucidate the precise mechanism and clinical presentation, the pathogenesis and the final clinical outcome are yet to be determined. Although the current agreed upon presentation describes DTI as purple- or maroon-colored skin with ulceration, presented herein is an unusual case where DTI presented with only erythema and induration over the sacrum and right gluteal area...
May 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535399/dry-skin-and-pressure-ulcer-risk-a-multi-center-cross-sectional-prevalence-study-in-german-hospitals-and-nursing-homes
#20
Anna Lechner, Nils Lahmann, Konrad Neumann, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a serious health problem in medical and nursing care. Therefore, effective prevention is crucial. Major pressure ulcer risk factors have been identified but the particular role of dry skin (xerosis cutis) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible associations between dry skin and pressure ulcers focusing on the sacrum/trochanter and at heel/ankle skin areas. DESIGN: Two multicenter cross-sectional studies...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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