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Health Literacy Extends Beyond Reading

September 25th, 2018|

Health-literate healthcare organizations are healthcare organizations that make it easier for people to navigate, understand and use information and services to take care of their health.

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September 11th, 2018|

You know your patient’s weight.

You know their “real” age.

You’ve even seen them naked.

Then why is it too personal to ask how much they drink, smoke or if they’re feeling depressed.

It is time to get personal with your patients.

Knowing more about their struggles and habits can help you identify how to best integrate their medical

Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship

July 11th, 2018|

Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship
Because antibiotic stewardship is so closely associated with clinical quality, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) includes several process measures related to appropriate antibiotic use. Antibiotic Stewardship is a proven strategy to improve clinical outcomes; promote patient safety; prevent adverse drug events and curtail the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

MIPS Quality Measures

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When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story

June 29th, 2018|

When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story
Have you noticed a subtle difference on your grocery’s shelves? New Nutrition Facts labels are starting to show up on some of your favorite packaged foods. This change reflects new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The new

Make Exercise a New Vital Sign in Your Practice

June 20th, 2018|

Make Exercise a New Vital Sign in Your Practice
Physical inactivity has been established to be an independent risk factor for many chronic diseases and conditions that threaten the health of the nation. Additionally, older adults are at particular risk for leading sedentary lifestyles.

June is good time to add exercise as a new vital sign

Most Common Indicators

April 6th, 2017|

Most Common Indicators: How to Identify if a Patient is Misusing a Substance
For many Baby Boomers, the free-love, easy-going lifestyle of their younger years is starting to catch up to them. The aches and pains of aging are to be expected. These symptoms can often lead to alcohol misuse among older adults.

As people age,

Battle the Opioid Overdose Epidemic with Information and Action

March 22nd, 2017|

The United States is in the midst of a prescription opioid overdose epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 44 people in the United States die every day from prescription opioid overdose and many more become addicted.

Bad Fats: Healthy Aging Tips for National Nutrition Month

March 11th, 2017|

There are good fats and there are bad fats. 

Cutting Out Fat: Healthy Aging Tips for National Nutrition Month

March 4th, 2017|

Here are steps you can take to lower the fat in your diet, according to the National Institutes of Health’s Senior Health website.

Tools to Help Reduce Falls

January 9th, 2017|

Preventing falls is a challenge in every nursing home. These two resources can you help assess fall risk and prevent falls at your facility.

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