Older adults who suffer traumatic injuries have worse outcomes than younger patients. In this episode Dr. Zara Cooper (acute care and trauma surgeon at Brigham and Women’s hospital) and I discuss some of the reasons for this, and also ways to avoid missing injuries in older adults. Falls are the most common cause of trauma in older patients, and understanding how falls are a geriatric syndrome can help you understand how to help prevent future falls.
Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always beginning on Mother’s Day, NNHW provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and surrounding communities to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Find out how you can join in the celebration by going to: https://www.ahcancal.org/events/national_nursing_home_week/Documents/2017NNHWGuide.pdf
Currently 20% of the nurses in Nebraska are male. Learn why they choose this profession and what they like about it.
While MRSA rates appear to be on the decline in health care settings, the infection is still a major threat—especially to frail elders.
It’s that time of year again. Time to remember those who have served and recognize their caregivers through special activities and events to commemorate National Assisted Living Week.