Published On: 02-04-2014

Consider the current reality for Mrs. Florence Jones, a woman of advanced age and mild dementia in a long-term care facility, who insists everyone call her “Flossie”: On May 1, Karen, the nurse aide taking care of Flossie, needs to assist Flossie to the restroom more than usual. Since her urine does not have an odor, the nurse aide attributes this increased urination to the iced tea served at lunch today. Karen remarks to Jane, the LPN (licensed practical nurse), that the iced tea at lunch sure got Flossie going today, and Jane documents normal toileting for Flossie…

Rantz, M., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., Crecelius, C., & Zwygart-Stauffacher, M. (2013). Initiative to test a multidisciplinary model with advanced practice nurses to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(1), 1-8.

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