Improving care in nursing homes using quality measures/indicators and complexity science

Posted On: 10-25-17

The authors report on a NIH multilevel intervention study (n=58; 29 intervention, 29 control) performed in a Midwestern state over a 2 year time frame. Complexity science was the theoretical model used to analyze the observations made by research...

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Clinical information systems in nursing homes: an evaluation of initial implementation strategies

Posted On: 10-25-17

This article presents qualitative results collected 6 months after implementation of a clinical information system in four nursing homes in the Midwestern USA. Researchers explored initial implementation strategies, discussed employee experiences, and analyzed employee satisfaction. Transcript-based analysis and axial...

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A new reliable tool for nurse administrators, nursing staff, regulators, consumers, and researchers for measuring quality of care in nursing homes

Posted On: 10-25-17

Funding from NINR enabled large-scale field testing of an instrument to measure the observable multidimensional components of the concept of nursing home care quality. Field testing in 3 states was directed by research teams at the University of Missouri-Columbia...

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Entrepreneurial program of research and service to improve nursing home care

Posted On: 10-25-17

This is a methodological article intended to demonstrate the integration of multiple goals, multiple projects with diverse foci, and multiple funding sources to develop an entrepreneurial program of research and service to directly affect and improve the quality of...

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Systematic review of studies of staffing and quality in nursing homes

Posted On: 10-25-17

Numerous studies in the past three decades have explored the relationships between staffing levels in nursing homes and quality of care measures. However, the wide array of studies researching staffing and quality of care, many with conflicting results, make...

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Preparation of nurse leaders in the 21st century workplace

Posted On: 10-25-17

Creating work environments in which health care is delivered in a safe manner requires a new type of nursing leader, one who can transform the environment and the culture of a health care organization. This is the concept identified...

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Prevalence and characteristics of nursing home residents needing light-care

Posted On: 10-25-17

Rising nursing home (NH) costs and the poor quality of NH care make it important to recognize elders for whom NH care may be inappropriate. As a first step in developing a method to identify these elders, we examined...

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Impact of pain on outcomes in long-term care residents with and without multiple sclerosis

Posted On: 10-25-17

This study was to compare long-term care (LTC) residents with and without multiple sclerosis (MS); to compare admission status of pain, physical disability, pressure ulcers, depression, and cognitive performance in LTC residents with and without MS; and to examine...

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Developing a residential care facility version of the observable indicators of nursing home care quality instrument

Posted On: 10-25-17

The last decade has seen a substantial growth in the development of residential care facilities (assisted-living facilities). Evaluation of the quality of care in this service delivery sector has been hampered by the lack of a consensus definition of...

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Back to the fundamentals of care: A road map to improve nursing home care quality

Posted On: 10-25-17

See PDF. Rantz, M.J., & Zwygart-Stauffacher, M. (2004). Back to the fundamentals of care: A road map to improve nursing home care quality. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 19(2), 92-94. Journal of Nursing Care Quality

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