The international literature emphasizes the vast benefits of the effective implementation of
evidence based nursing recommendations in improving patient care processes and enhancing
health outcomes. The key role of nurses in the prevention, treatment and care of
incontinence is highlighted. Studies have shown that UI is a neglected nursing care problem
in Austria e.g. regarding diagnosis and nursing interventions. Nursing recommendations may
enhance the ... Read More
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a psychotherapeutic intervention model in
nursing for the nursing diagnosis "Anxiety". A pilot randomised controlled trial will be
carried out to testing procedures for their acceptability, estimating the likely rates of
recruitment and retention of subjects, and the calculation of appropriate sample sizes.
Moreover, this pilot study aims to test hypotheses.
The Réseau QualiSanté (risk management network) hardly works on risk management in nursing
homes. A model to help nursing homes managers to structure and analyze adverse events has
been constructed by a working group of health professionals in the Réseau QualiSanté.
Several questions appeared: is the model able to increase patient safety culture of
professionals working in nursing homes? How to characterize adverse events in nursing homes?
How frequent are ... Read More
Objective: The purposes of this study are 1) to understand the nurses' need and perception
toward of the monitoring information system of nursing-related patient safety and quality
indicators; 2) to establish the monitoring information system of nursing-related patient
safety and quality indicators; 3) to evaluate the monitoring information system of
nursing-related patient safety and quality indicators.
Methods: There will be three phases and the study ... Read More
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of dental hygienist support on
oral health and attitudes to oral healthcare in nursing homes for older people.
Background: Studies in long-term care facilities have indicated that oral health is often
unsatisfactory. It is important that nursing staff are able to assist dependent care
recipients. Dental hygienist support has been suggested as valuable help.
Material and methods: Two nursing homes ... Read More
The primary objective for the project is to evaluate whether nursing home residents who
require intravenous fluids and intravenous antibiotics, can be treated just as well or even
better in the nursing home as in the hospital. In Vestfold, Norway, a structured training
program in the intravenous treatment of dehydration and infections in nursing homes is
planned. The 3IV study will evaluate if this leads to an equal or better patient trajectory
and reduced ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of a best practices nursing
protocol in intensive care units on the occurrence of critical incidents compared to the
The purpose of this clinical trial is to determine if interventions within the nursing home
to restore vision, or cope with visual loss, in residents with visual impairment result in
improvement or less decline in mobility scores, and socialization scores, compared to
residents with visual impairment in nursing homes with no such intervention.We hypothesized
that nursing home residents with visual loss who receive cataract surgery, or refractive
correction, ... Read More
Oral anticoagulant therapy with warfarin is essential for the prevention of strokes and
other thromboembolic events related to various medical conditions; however, use of this
therapy can be associated with an increased risk of serious bleeding. In a previous
AHRQ-funded study, we have demonstrated that the prevalence of conditions for which warfarin
is indicated is high among frail elderly nursing homes residents, use of warfarin in this
setting is very ... Read More
Reminiscence is the systematic use of memories and recollections to strengthen self-identity
and self-worth. The study aim was to investigate the consequences for nursing home residents
and staff of integrating reminiscence into daily nursing care. Ten nursing homes were
randomised into either an Intervention Group, who implemented reminiscence, or a Control
Group, who continued with usual care. Data were collected at baseline and again 6 and 12
months after ... Read More
Source: Observatoire du Risque Infectieux en Gériatrie
STUDY HYPOTHESIS : An infection prevention program adapted for the nursing home context can
reduce by 5% the number of infections (urinary, upper and lower respiratory and
gastrointestinal) in elderly residents in nursing homes.
STUDY DESIGN : The proposal is for an interventional cluster (nursing home) study comprising
2 randomized groups: group 1 (interventional), comprising 25 nursing homes implementing a
specific infection prevention program; and group ... Read More
Twenty-eight percent of Americans over the age of 65 die in a nursing home. Research has
found the quality of care of end-of-life care in nursing homes to have many challenges. It
has also been documented that family members, especially those living at a distance, want to
be involved in the care of their resident and family support can be beneficial to residents.
Family members' involvement in decision-making in the nursing home setting improves outcomes
for ... Read More
Investigators hypothesize that telemedicine may be an effective tool to improve palliative
care in nursing home, by providing on-site specialized and interprofessional consultation.
The objective of this study is to assess the impact of telemedicine in decreasing the rate
of hospitalization, compared with usual care, in nursing home resident with palliative care
The purpose of this study is to examine key organizational structures and processes
(leadership, teamwork, communication, palliative care) and their impact on the quality of
end-of-life care for dying residents and their family members.
Main aim and objective
The aim was to present the treatment of infectious diseases in elderly, especially in
nursing homes and further to evaluate the effect of an intervention package aiming at
improving treatment with antibiotics in Swedish nursing homes
- Present the treatment patterns regarding infectious diseases, including gender aspects
in elderly, especially in nursing homes.
- Through focus group ... Read More
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common infection in nursing home residents, and
bacteriuria is the greatest trigger for antimicrobial therapy in the nursing home setting.
The primary aim of this study is to test the efficacy of two oral cranberry capsules per day
in the reduction of bacteriuria plus pyuria in female nursing home residents. These aims
will be accomplished by conducting a double blind randomized placebo controlled efficacy
trial of ... Read More
The increasing prevalence of dementia is a major challenge to the health authorities in most
countries. Nearly all the persons suffering from dementia experience behavioural and
psychological symptoms (BPSD). The prevalence of BPSD is particularly high in nursing homes.
BPSD are often treated with psychotropic drugs even though the evidence for effect is
minimal and the risk of serious adverse events is considerable. All the major treatment
recommendations ... Read More