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Quality Improvement

Annals of Long-Term Care
All supplementary materials can be found at the end of this article following the references.  Adequate sleep is important for optimal cognitive and physical function. Older adults are often troubled by poor sleep, with 13% to 20% experiencing insomnia.1 Poor sleep is associated with negative…
Annals of Long-Term Care
To address hypoglycemia in long-term care (LTC), a quality improvement team of Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist students utilized the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle, creating a glucagon protocol to treat hypoglycemia in LTC.
Annals of Long-Term Care
This quality improvement project incorporated eINTERACT clinical decision support tools into the electronic health record at two subacute rehabilitation centers in New Jersey in an effort to enhance nurse-to-provider communication and reduce avoidable hospital transfers.
Annals of Long-Term Care
This project sought to improve direct care staff OC knowledge, practices, beliefs, and attitude; implement an evidence-based protocol; assess protocol adherence; and examine staff barriers and facilitators to implementation at a single institution.
Annals of Long-Term Care
The goal of this quality improvement project was to implement a process in a long-term care (LTC) facility in rural New York to decrease use of ADs among 55 residents by 25% within 3 months of implementation, while monitoring their overall health and well-being.
Annals of Long-Term Care
For our current study, we implemented the ARMOR protocol in an interdisciplinary team setting to address the use of psychotropics and measured its impact on 7 CMS NH quality indicators.
Annals of Long-Term Care
The purpose of this article is to describe the planning, implementation, and evaluation of an MA-C quality improvement initiative in the 50-bed LTC unit of one Eastern Washington NH.
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