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Improving Care in the Nursing Home
Comprehensive Reviews of Clinical Research

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August 1993 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In recent years, the nursing home has emerged as the dominant health-related institution in U.S. health care. Yet, the knowledge base regarding nursing home patients, care, and outcomes is underdeveloped compared to that of acute and ambulatory care. Improving Care in the Nursing Home provides systematic reviews of the state of clinical and health services research in patient-care problem areas pertinent to nursing homes. Each chapter defines progress on a specific clinical nursing home problem and provides a critical synthesis and review of research information. Topics covered include medication use, infection control, pressure ulcers, falls, urinary incontinence, and behavior problems. This volume also includes sections on managing nurse aides, clinical interventions for nutritional problems, and clinical research on falls in nursing homes. Improving Care in the Nursing Home is essential reading for those in the health professions interested in quality of care in the nursing home. "The language is clear and approachable without excess medical jargon. . . . The chapters are well organized, self-contained, and easily digested, reflective of a great deal of effort by both the authors and editors. . . . [This book] is a worthwhile addition to the libraries of academically oriented nursing homes and of researchers in the issues of clinical practice in the long-term care setting." --Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Laurence Z Rubenstein and Darryl Wieland
Introduction
Clinical Research in the Nursing Home  
Catherine Gill, Janet A Howells and Elizabeth H Hoffman
Rehabilitation in the Nursing Facility
Bradley R Williams, John F Thompson and Kenneth V Brummel-Smith
Improving Medication Use in the Nursing Home
Santiago D Toledo et al
Infections and Infection Control
Dan R Berlowitz and Spencer van B Wilking
Pressure Ulcers in the Nursing Home
Joseph G Ouslander and John F Schnelle
Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Urinary Incontinence in the Nursing Home
Cathy Alessi, Karen Linderborn and Cynthia T Henderson
A Review of Research on Common Bowel Problems in the Nursing Home
Adil A Abbasi et al
Nutritional Problems in the Nursing Home Population
Opportunities for Clinical Interventions  
Laurence Z Rubenstein and Karen R Josephson
Clinical Research on Falls in the Nursing Home
Bruce Ferrell
The Assessment and Control of Pain in the Nursing Home
James R Mervis, Steven Ganzell and Kenneth Cole
The Management of Depression in the Nursing Home
Jiska Cohen-Mansfield et al
Assessment and Management of Behavior Problems in the Nursing Home
John F Schnelle et al
Managing Nurse Aides to Promote Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

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