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September 2016

One of the challenges of correctional nursing is engaging patients as full participants in their healthcare.
Posted: 9/27/2016 3:57:54 PM
A little while ago I blogged about the excellent study from Nottingham that demonstrated significant VRE and MRSA contamination on socks used to prevent falls in the hospitalized elderly.
Posted: 9/20/2016 3:10:53 PM
Years ago, when I was young with a school-aged son and in graduate school, I worked night shift in the critical care unit of our local hospital. 
Posted: 9/20/2016 2:45:36 PM
The basic task of balance is to help us stay upright when standing and walking. 
Posted: 9/15/2016 5:53:59 PM
Elders who exercise on a regular basis often feel that they’re safe from falling. 
Posted: 9/15/2016 5:28:50 PM
There’s no question that statins (a class of medications used to lower cholesterol levels) are beneficial in preventing heart attacks and strokes. 
Posted: 9/15/2016 5:11:57 PM
Many elders are on low-salt diets. Why?
Posted: 9/15/2016 4:04:30 PM
Most elders are not so much frightened about falling as they are about the consequences of falling. 
Posted: 9/15/2016 2:52:40 PM
Most falls in elders occur during walking.
Posted: 9/15/2016 12:30:23 PM
Do you use verbal orders in your correctional facility? I bet you do…
Posted: 9/13/2016 1:56:20 PM
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