Culturally Competent Palliative Care Supports African-American Patients and Families in Dealing With End-of-Life Issues
Providence Hospital's culturally sensitive palliative care service ensures appropriate medical and pain management, provides emotional support, and dispenses accurate information about palliative care to help the hospital's largely African-American population cope with end-of-life issues.
Voluntary Osteoporosis Educational Modules for Nursing Home Physicians and Staff Do Not Reduce Falls or Fractures Among Residents
Due to the high prevalence of osteoporosis in nursing homes, researchers from the Duke University Center for Aging and Human Development and four other organizations developed and tested a program for fracture and fall prevention for nursing home residents based on established clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis.
Interdisciplinary Team Identifies and Addresses Risk Factors for Falls Among Nursing Home Residents, Leading to Fewer Falls and Less Use of Restraints
Ethica Health and Retirement Communities developed a falls management program, the cornerstone of which is an interdisciplinary "falls team" at each nursing home that regularly assesses residents for risk of falling and develops intervention plans for those found at high risk.
Overnight "Day Care" Offers Safe and Stimulating Environment to Those With Severe Dementia, Respite to Overburdened Caregivers
An overnight "daycare" program offers a safe, stimulating environment to those with severe dementia who face challenges at night, providing respite to overburdened caregivers and delaying the need for nursing home placement.
Time Management Program Helps Substance Abuse Facility Residents With Co-Occurring Disorders Improve Skills Required for Community Reentry
A residential treatment facility included an occupational therapist as part of the treatment team to help residents with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse improve their organization and time management skills.
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Mechanical Ventilation: Beyond the ICU
This tool provides patients with information about mechanical ventilation in settings outside the intensive care unit.
Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults
Try This is a series of assessment tools where each issue focuses on a topic specific to the older adult population. The content is directed to orient and encourage all nurses to understand the special needs of older adults and utilize the highest standards of practice in caring for the elderly.
Advanced Lung Cancer: Issues to Consider—Patient Education Guide
This patient education guide provides information for people diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer.
Enhancing the Management of Neuropathic Pain in the Long-Term Care Setting
This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help long-term care facilities and their clinicians implement a performance improvement project. The goal of this project is to help clinicians accurately and appropriately manage residents with neuropathic or persistent pain.
Pressure Ulcer Tools
This site provides various resources on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pressure ulcers.