Volume 20 - Issue 7 - July 2012 - ALTC

Volume
20
Issue 7
July 2012

FEATURES

Helen Niezgoda, BScN, MSc 1 • Andrea Miville, BHSc 1 • Larry W. Chambers, PhD, FACE, HonFFPH (UK), FCAHS • Heather H. Keller, RD, PhD, FDC 2

1Modified-Texture Food Project, Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

2Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 

Long-term care residents are often undernourished, increasing their risk of morbidity and mortality and decreasing their quality of life.  | Read More
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Niezgoda H, Miville A, Chambers LW, Keller HH. Issues and challenges of modified-texture foods in long-term care: a workshop report. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(7):22-27.

Elizabeth Foy White-Chu, MD 1,2 Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN 3

1Wound Healing Center, Hebrew SeniorLife, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 

2Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 

3University of North Dakota College of Nursing, Grand Forks, ND

Since late 2008, the CMS has considered a hospital-acquired stage III or stage IV pressure ulcer to be a serious reportable event. | Read More
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White-Chu FE, Langemo D. Skin failure: identifying and managing an underrecognized condition. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(7):28-32.

Gail R. Hebert, RN, MS, CWCN, DWC, WCC, LNHA • Jennifer Oakley, RN, WCC, CWCA, DWC

Ms. Hebert and Ms. Oakley are clinical instructors, Wound Care Education Institute, Plainfield, IL, and teach skin and wound management courses to medical professionals across the country. They are also clinical advisors to the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN). Address correspondence regarding this article to Gail Hebert, RN, at gail@wcei.net

Pressure increase a patient’s risk of morbidity and mortality; thus, preventive care is paramount in ensuring optimal patient care and quality of life.  | Read More
Citation:

Hebert GR, Oakley J. Pressure ulcer prevention education: creative ways to engage staff. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(7):37-38.

COLUMNS

AGS having been granted a permanent seat on the RUC is recognition of the essential role geriatrics plays in establishing standards of care for older adults. | Read More
Citation:

Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(7):15

Charlotte Eliopoulos, RN, MPH, PhD

Dr. Eliopoulos is executive director, American Association for Long Term Care Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

Long-term care settings have evolved into clinically complex populations representing a wide range of medical and psychiatric conditions, cultures, and age groups. | Read More
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Eliopoulos C. 21st century long-term care demands that nurses upgrade their competencies. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(7):35-36.

DEPARTMENTS

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Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(7):16-18

Challenges of Caring for Elderly Long-Term Care Residents With Diabetes. | Read More
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Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(7):19-21.

Gregg Warshaw, MD

Medical Editor

Although we have come a long way in understanding and managing pressure ulcers, they are still commonly encountered in LTC residents. Studies have reported the incidence to be between 2.6% and 24% in LTC facilities.  | Read More
Citation:

Warshaw G. An evolving understanding of pressure ulcers and skin failure. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(7):11.

Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD

Download the tip sheet provided by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University, College of Nursing by clicking on the PDF icon.  | Read More
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Articles

New Food Thickener Reduces Risk of Aspiration in People With Dysphagia New Abductor Pillow Reduces Incidence of Heel Ulcers Guidebook for Nurses Offers Updated Drug Information | Read More
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