Linguistic summarization of in-home sensor data

Published On: 08-01-2019

Introduction With the increase in the population of older adults around the world, a significant amount of work has been done on in-home sensor technology to aid the elderly age independently. However, due to the large amounts of data...

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Analyzing hospital transfers using INTERACT Acute Care Transfer tools: Lessons from MOQI

Published On: 06-12-2019

OBJECTIVES: We explored the differences in potentially avoidable/unavoidable hospital transfers in a retrospective analysis of Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) Acute Transfer Tools (ACTs) completed by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in the Missouri Quality Improvement...

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Avoiding nursing home to hospital transfers: rethinking avoidability

Published On: 05-01-2019

Studies describing avoidable hospital transfers for nursing home (NH) residents sug-gest rates vary between 30% and 70%, often citing poor communication, limited resources, patient/family preference, and adverse events as underlying causes.1-3Adverse events, defined as harm resulting from the delivery...

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From Detection to Prevention and Beyond: The Future of Sensor Technology in Senior Living

Published On: 03-01-2019

In an innovative senior living community in Columbia, MO, called Tiger-Place, sensor technology that continually monitors the residents and sends alerts when patterns change is helping nurses and other providers prevent falls and detect early signs of illnesses and...

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Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Published On: 01-14-2019

Newland, P., Salter, A., Flach, A., Flick, L., Thomas, F., Gulick, E., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2019). Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Nursing, published online January...

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Aging in Place: Transitional Housing and Supported Housing Models

Published On: 01-01-2019

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition is a multidisciplinary text that takes a contemporary approach in line with patient- and family-centered care. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it contains the latest information on geriatric assessments...

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Advanced practice registered nurses’ quality improvement efforts to reduce antipsychotic use in nursing homes

Published On: 01-01-2019

In 2011, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services released the report Medicare Atypical Antipsychotics Drug Claims for Elderly Nursing Homes Residents. This report was prompted by a legislator’s concern about the...

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote Older Adult Health

Published On: 11-12-18

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote Older Adult Health Over twenty years ago, the University of Missouri formed a broad interdisciplinary team to revolutionize older adult care. Over the years, this team consisted of engineering, nursing, and social work researchers,...

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An observational study of antipsychotic medication use among long-stay nursing home residents without qualifying diagnoses

Published On: 07-19-2018

Introduction: Antipsychotic use in nursing homes varies widely across the United States; inadequate staffing, skill mix, and geropsychiatric training impede sustained improvement. Aim: This study identified risk factors of antipsychotic use in long-stay residents lacking qualifying or potentially qualifying...

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Monitoring the relative blood pressure using a hydraulic bed sensor system

Published On: 07-13-2018

We propose a non-wearable hydraulic bed sensor system that is placed underneath the mattress to estimate the relative systolic blood pressure of a subject, which only differs from the actual blood pressure by a scaling and an offset factor....

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