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Long-Term Care Nursing Advisor

This bi-weekly e-mail newsletter features information and useful tips on assessing, treating, and preventing commonly-encountered nursing home problems.

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Issue 23, September 19, 2008

Issue 22, September 5, 2008

Issue 21, August 22, 2008

Issue 20, August 8, 2008

Issue 19, July 25, 2008

  • Understanding Scabies

    Scabies is an infestation or parasitic disease of the skin caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.
  • Scabies incubation period

    In persons without previous exposure, the incubation period is two to six weeks before onset of...

Issue 18, July 11, 2008

Issue 17, June 27, 2008

Issue 10, May 2, 2008

Issue 9, April 18, 2008

Issue 8, April 4, 2008

Issue 7, March 21, 2008

Issue 5, March 7, 2008

Issue 4, February 22, 2008

  • Incident investigation

    All incidents should be reviewed, investigated, and analyzed in a timely manner.
  • Learning from errors

    Study and learn from incidents and injuries. Instead of automatically blaming individuals, evaluate...

Issue 3, February 8, 2008

  • Pain management

    The goal of pain management is to eliminate the cause of the pain, provide analgesia, or both.
  • Nursing responsibilities

    The responsibilities for nurses include assessing managing, and evaluating the effectiveness of...

Issue 2, January 25, 2008

  • Defining bruits

    A bruit in the carotid artery is an indication of cardiovascular disease.
  • Assessing for bruits

    To assess the carotid artery for a bruit, you should do the following:

Issue 1, January 11, 2008

  • Air embolus

    Air embolus is a serious, often life-threatening, complication of IV therapy that occurs when air...
  • Signs and symptoms of air embolus

    Signs and symptoms of air embolus include: Shortness of breath Cyanosis Weak, rapid pulse...