Helping nursing homes “at risk” for quality problems: a statewide evaluation

Posted On: 10-25-17

Nearly everyone has some life experiences or opinions based on media about nursing homes and the need for quality improvement. States and federal agencies spend enormous amounts of time regulating and surveying nursing homes, but quality problems persist. In...

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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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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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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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A statewide strategy to improve quality of care in nursing facilities

Posted On: 10-25-17

We describe the development of a statewide strategy to improve resident outcomes in nursing facilities, and we present some evaluative data from this strategy. Key components of the strategy include (a) a partnership between the state agency responsible for...

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Nursing home quality and pressure ulcer prevention and management strategies

Posted On: 10-25-17

OBJECTIVES: To measure pressure ulcer quality indicator (QI) scores and to describe the self-reported skin integrity assessment, pressure ulcer risk assessment, and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment practices in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a large data set...

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Stability and sensitivity of nursing home quality indicators

Posted On: 10-23-17

The issues of stability and sensitivity of indicators to actually detect differences in quality of care in nursing facilities are not only of concern to researchers, but also to public policy makers, who are reporting indicators to providers and...

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Initiative to test a multidisciplinary model with advanced practice nurses to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents

Posted On: 10-23-17

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...

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Challenges of using quality improvement methods in nursing homes that “need improvement”

Posted On: 10-23-17

Objectives: Qualitatively describe the adoption of strategies and challenges experienced by intervention facilities participating in a study targeted to improve quality of care in nursing homes “in need of improvement”. To describe how staff use federal quality indicator/quality measure...

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The influence of teams to sustain quality improvement in nursing homes that “need improvement”

Posted On: 10-23-17

Objectives: Qualitatively describe the use of team and group processes in intervention facilities participating in a study targeted to improve quality of care in nursing homes “in need of improvement.” Design/setting/participants: A randomized, two-group, repeated-measures design was used to...

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