There's some windshield time,” said Dr. Wilborn. “Sometimes we go to two or three or four [nursing homes] to get an aggregate volume.”. ... In nursing homes, the physician usually doesn't have a lot of overhead,” said Dr.
Multidrug resistance was most common in nursing homes (46.5%), followed by general hospital wards (29.2%), ICUs (28.7%), and outpatient settings (26.2%). ... The finding of lower drug resistance in ICUs than in some other settings is contrary to common
organisms. We've had some success with that. The nursing homes are very agreeable to trying to harmonize our efforts. ... But we have another set of infected patients who don't come from the nursing homes, which poses a much more difficult dilemma.
In contrast, physicians were less likely to experience moral distress when caring for patients who resided in nursing homes (OR, 0.40; 95% CI, 0.23 to 0.69;
In the nursing homes, we were able to drop them by about half.”. ... Lin. All Illinois nursing homes also have access to the registry, although they query the registry manually at this time.
Of those CDIs, 75% had their onset outside the hospital in people who were outpatients, nursing home residents and/or recently discharged from hospitals. ... Antibiotic stewardship and infection control have been successful in lowering CDI rates in
Nursing homes keep the form in the resident's chart and patients living at home are instructed to stick the POLST on the refrigerator where EMTs can easily find it. ... Many regional POLST programs have begun on the initiative of just a few physicians or
Doing so can expose patients to greater out-of-pocket expenses if they are eventually admitted to nursing homes, because they haven't hit the three-day inpatient stay requirement for ... Medicare coverage of nursing homes, the authors noted.
Some of the issues affecting nursing homes have to do with how physicians are trained. ... An educational intervention on drug use in nursing homes improves health outcomes resource utilization and reduces inappropriate drug prescription.
Individual hospitals' efforts to fight carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae will be significantly less effective than a collaborative effort among a network of hospitals and nursing homes, according to a study. ... The study included 2 models of