312 results match your criteria The Director[Journal]


A new look on nutrition.

Authors:
Jeanne Carlson

Director 2008 ;16(3):61

Pathway Health Services, Inc., USA.

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April 2009
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The power of music to comfort and heal. Interview by Ed Newman.

Director 2008 ;16(3):54, 57, 59

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April 2009
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Nursing home resident smoking policies.

Director 2008 ;16(3):37-9, 41, 43

Objective: To identify nursing home standards related to resident smoking through a nation wide survey of directors of nursing.

Methods: A national survey was distributed online and was completed by 248 directors of nursing. The directors of nurses answered questions concerning resident smoking including the criteria utilized to determine an unsafe resident smoker. Read More

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April 2009
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Culture Change: celebrations that make life worth living.

Director 2008 ;16(3):28, 30, 32

Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Binghamton, NY, USA.

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April 2009
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Part II: organizational components of a safe resident handling program.

Authors:
Rein Tideiksaar

Director 2008 ;16(3):22-5

FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, USA.

While organizing a safe resident handling program and selecting appropriate handling equipment requires a commitment of time, money and resources by administration, the return on investment in terms of reducing staff injuries is significant. Read More

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April 2009
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The MATRIX study: evaluating the data in older adults.

Authors:
Diane K Newman

Director 2008 ;16(3):15-9

PENN Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

In summary, the MATRIX study evaluated the use of OXY-TDS in older adults residing in community settings. Although it was a community-based study, a large segment of those studied had traits similar to those residing in long-term care settings--699 patients were aged 75 years or older; many had comorbid diseases; and many had a long history of OAB. MATRIX found that the transdermal form of oxybutynin was a safe and effective method to manage OAB in this older population. Read More

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April 2009
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Treating chronic insomnia in long-term care: a look at nonpharmacologic options.

Director 2008 ;16(3):10-3

It is important to establish a goal when a resident is diagnosed with chronic insomnia. Based on clinical studies, sleep hygiene should be the first step in managing insomnia. Long-term care facilities should identify environmental factors that may put residents at risk for insomnia. Read More

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April 2009
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Electronic health record: where do I start?

Authors:
Matthew Whitlock

Director 2008 ;16(2):57, 59

Glenhaven Gardens, Alton L.L.C., Alton, IL, USA.

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April 2009
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Where's the opportunity--the convention or the trade show?

Director 2008 ;16(2):47-8

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April 2009
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Taking a new look at an old process.

Director 2008 ;16(2):32, 34, 36

Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Binghamton, NY, USA.

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April 2009
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Part I: Achieving safe resident handling.

Authors:
Rein Tideiksaar

Director 2008 ;16(2):27-9; quiz 30

FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, USA.

An effective safe handing program can be realized by adhering to an organized clinical approach. This consists of carefully assessing resident safe handling on a regular basis and implementing interventions based on the handling needs of each resident identified. Read More

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April 2009
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The MATRIX study: evaluating the data in older adults.

Authors:
Diane K Newman

Director 2008 ;16(2):21-4

PENN Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA.

The MATRIX study consisted of a large population of older adults. In addition to those over the age of 65, this study included 131 patients > or =85 years old. Even though these adults were community-based, many of them had similar medical histories, comorbidities, use of multiple medications and urinary incontinence histories as those residing in long-term care settings. Read More

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April 2009
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The role of noncontact ultrasound in evidence-based wound care.

Authors:
Pamela G Unger

Director 2008 ;16(2):14-5

Post-Market Research and Reimbursement, Celleration, Inc., USA.

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April 2009
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Insomnia: definition and evaluating insomnia and its comorbidities.

Director 2008 ;16(2):10-2

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April 2009
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Medication issues.

Authors:
William Simonson

Director 2008 ;16(1):61-2

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April 2009
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Legal issues in the assisted living setting.

Authors:
Alice Kush

Director 2008 ;16(1):55-6, 59-60

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago, IL 60601, USA.

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April 2009
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Preparing for a deposition.

Authors:
Jeffery R Lawley

Director 2008 ;16(1):52-4

Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.

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April 2009
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The assisted living resident past-present-future.

Director 2008 ;16(1):49, 51

Emeritus Assisted Living, USA.

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April 2009
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Culture Change: what is it and how to get started.

Director 2008 ;16(1):28, 30, 32-3

Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Binghamton, NY, USA.

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April 2009
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The MATRIX study: assessment of health-related quality of life in adults with the use of transdermal oxybutynin.

Authors:
Diane K Newman

Director 2008 ;16(1):22-5

PENN Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

This article provides an overview of the results of the MATRIX study. Subsequent articles will provide more detailed results of other findings in this study. Overall, this study found that OXY-TDS administration resulted in improvement in HRQoL, with the medication having its greatest effect on the impact of incontinence, severity of symptoms, and role limitations. Read More

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April 2009
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Discontinuing Alzheimer's disease drug therapy: why, when, and how.

Director 2008 ;16(1):19-21

Pharmacy Consulting Care, USA.

Drug therapy is an important component in the management of AD. The agents discussed do not stop or reverse the disease, but can slow its progression. There are currently 3 AChEIs and memantine available to treat AD. Read More

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April 2009
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Debridement update for long-term care practitioners.

Director 2008 ;16(1):14-7

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April 2009
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Insomnia: definition an prevalence in the elderly.

Director 2008 ;16(1):10-2

There is a high prevalence of insomnia in the long-term care setting. This condition needs to be addressed because insomnia affects the quality of life of the resident. It is important for practitioners to differentiate between primary and secondary insomnia so the proper treatment can be given to residents. Read More

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April 2009
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Deal or no deal: is an employment contract right for you?

Authors:
Kristine E Kwong

Director 2007 ;15(4):38-40

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April 2009
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Update on transitions of care--an emergent issue.

Authors:
Jacqueline Vance

Director 2007 ;15(4):37

Board of Trustees-National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care, USA.

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April 2009
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A director of nursing response to: Informal Dispute Resolution.

Director 2007 ;15(4):33-6

Pathway Health Services, USA.

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April 2009
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Urinary incontinence and the risk for falls: is there a relationship?

Director 2007 ;15(4):25-9

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April 2009
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Healing chronic wounds in long-term care: new technologies to get the job done.

Authors:
S Kwon Lee

Director 2007 ;15(4):19-23

Northeast Surgical Associates of Ohio, Independence, USA.

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April 2009
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Preventing fractures with hip protectors.

Authors:
Rein Tideiksaar

Director 2007 ;15(4):12-6; quiz 17

FallPrevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, USA.

Hip protectors are an effective strategy for reducing fall-related hip fractures in long-term care settings. The success of a hip protector program is enhanced by educational activities and administrative support, and a nurse champion to assume responsibility for the hip protector program. Read More

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Facing down hurricanes and whirlwind surveys.

Authors:
Deb Frietag

Director 2005 ;13(1):52-3

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September 2007
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Integrative care--can ginkgo improve cognitive function?

Director 2005 ;13(1):44-5

Health Education Network, USA.

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September 2007
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A guide to fall prevention: understanding a Fall Prevention Program.

Director 2005 ;13(1):38, 40, 42-3

VISN 8 Patient Safety Center, USA.

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September 2007
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The QUEST process--an innovative approach to improving patient care.

Authors:
Nancy L Losben

Director 2005 ;13(1):34, 37

Clinical Services for NeighborCare, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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September 2007
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Treatment strategies for the management of GERD in older adults.

Authors:
Michael P Slyk

Director 2005 ;13(1):25, 27-32; quiz 33

Pharmacotherapy Assoc, Inc, USA.

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September 2007
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Healthcare ergonomics--it takes two to tango.

Authors:
Linda L Haney

Director 2005 ;13(1):19-22

Transfers and mobilization can be the occasion of a very positive experience for both the caregiver and the resident if certain principles are applied: a feeling connection between the caregiver and resident, taking a small amount of extra time to insure that the resident is invited to move and signals their intention to work with the caregiver to accomplish the move, and being aware and working with "normal movements." Obviously, there are some residents who will be able to participate very little, if at all, in mobility and transfers and there are some that will be very resistant. For those individuals, the transfer/mobility task may not need to be done at all, or it may need to done as carefully as possible, mechanically, without the resident's cooperation. Read More

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September 2007
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Promoting communication and documentation of advance care planning in long-term care facilities.

Director 2005 ;13(1):10-2, 14-5

Clinical Simulation Lab, University of Texas, School of Nursing, Austin, USA.

This paper describes the findings of Phase I of an advance care planning (ACP) demonstration project, undertaken collaboratively between the Texas Partnership on End-of-Life Care and the North Texas Alliance of Nursing Homes. The goal of the project, designed as a continuous quality improvement program for the nine volunteer nursing facilities (NFs), was to increase the systematic implementation of ACP Phase I consisted of baseline data collection of ACP documentation from the nine NFs. This was followed by a pre-intervention train-the-trainer educational program for facility coordinators and other interested staff who subsequently would implement the procedures in their NFs, to increase the use of advance directives (ADs). Read More

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September 2007
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When the going gets tough...

Authors:
Joan C Saunders

Director 2005 ;13(1)

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September 2007
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"The secret" of positive thinking is hardly a secret!

Director 2007 ;15(3):60-1

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April 2009
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Lessons learned from the quality forum groups.

Authors:
Debbie Alfasano

Director 2007 ;15(3):47-8, 58

Florida Health Care Association, USA.

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April 2009
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The customer service puzzle.

Authors:
Jo Walters

Director 2007 ;15(3):32-3, 35-6, 38-9

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April 2009
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Advanced wound care modalities for chronic, nonhealing wounds in long-term care environments.

Authors:
Pamela G Unger

Director 2007 ;15(3):27-30

Celleration, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA.

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April 2009
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Constipation in the elderly: implication in skilled nursing facilities.

Director 2007 ;15(3):20-3

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc., Florham Park, New Jersey, USA.

There is a very high prevalence and use of medications to manage constipation in the elderly and those residing in long-term care settings. This may have significant clinical and regulatory implications within a long-term care facility. It is very important for the nursing staff to try to prevent chronic constipation from occurring and when it does occur, initiate appropriate treatment to manage the condition. Read More

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April 2009
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Having my say: how your future may look.

Authors:
Larry Minnix

Director 2007 ;15(3):15-6

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, USA.

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April 2009
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Personalizing blood tests.

Director 2007 ;15(2):58-9

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April 2009
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