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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Impact of advanced practice registered nurses on quality measures: The Missouri Quality Initiative experience

Published On: 06-01-2018

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review the impact of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) on the quality measure (QM) scores of the 16 participating nursing homes of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) intervention. The MOQI was...

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Involvement of Advanced Practice Nurse in the management of geriatric conditions: examples from different countries

Published On: 04-01-2018

The increasing demand for healthcare services is placing great strain on healthcare systems throughout the world. Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now...

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Radar placement for fall detection: signature and performance

Published On: 01-17-2018

Two popular mounting positions of Doppler radar for human fall detection are in the ceiling center and at the torso level. This paper examines the fall signatures observed by a Doppler radar at the two positions and evaluates their...

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Reducing avoidable hospitalizations and improving quality in nursing homes with APRNs and interdisciplinary support: lessons learned

Published On: 01-01-2018

Reduction in avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents is a major concern to health care providers as well as payers. Not only are hospitalizations costly but also hospitalized nursing home residents experience functional and physical decline as a result...

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APRN-conducted medication reviews for long-stay nursing home residents

Published On: 01-01-2018

Objective: As part of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) to reduce hospitalizations for long-stay nursing home residents, this article describes reasons MOQI advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) recommended medication order changes as part of their medication review process as...

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Successfully reducing hospitalizations of nursing home residents: results of the Missouri Quality Initiative

Published On: 11-01-2017

Purpose: The goals of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) for long-stay nursing home residents were to reduce the frequency of avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, improve resident health outcomes, improve the process of transitioning between inpatient hospitals and nursing...

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An analysis of human motion detection systems use during elder exercise routines

Human motion analysis provides motion pattern and body pose estimations. This study integrates computer-vision techniques and explores a markerless human motion analysis system. Using human–computer interaction (HCI) methods and goals, researchers use a computer interface to provide feedback about...

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Older adults’ privacy considerations for vision based recognition methods of eldercare applications

This study aims to explore older adults’ privacy considerations for technology based monitoring applications in eldercare that use video systems. It specifically aims to introduce alternative vision based tools and identify whether distorting or “anonymizing” captured images affect older...

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