Home Care

Geriatric medication reconciliation in the home setting

A patient-centered approach can improve outcomes. Takeaways: Medication reconciliation discrepancies are common among older patients. Accurate medication reconciliation can help preserve a patient’s functionality. Strategies...

Meditation-based therapy may reduce occurrence of sleep paralysis

A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology explores a new therapeutic technique to reduce the occurrence of sleep paralysis (SP) in patients with...

Infusion therapy: A model for safe practice in the home setting

Careful patient selection, provider and patient education, and well-planned and delivered patient care are critical to success. Takeaways: Home infusion therapy administration is associated with...

Home care safety

Takeaways: Home care is unique, placing nurses and other healthcare professionals in patients’ homes and personal space, and doesn’t include typical healthcare organization requirements. ...

A growing population

As the number of people over 65 years old continues to grow in the United States, so too is a movement to provide better...

Avoiding antipsychotic medication use in nursing home residents with dementia

Nurses are critical to improved resident well-being. Takeaways: Elderly patients using antipsychotic medications are at a 1.6 to 1.7 times increased of risk of death,...

#MyNurseChat: A nurse’s role in medical aid in dying with Dr. Leah Curtin

Recently, American Nurse launched its first ever #MyNurseChat which focused on the nurse’s role in end-of-life decisions, specifically medical aid in dying. We partnered...

New treatment for peanut allergy in children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Aimmune Therapeutics’ Palforzia for children suffering from peanut allergy. Palforzia is intended to help...

Six ways to prevent medication diversion in home care

An article in HomeCare outlines six strategies for preventing medication diversion in the home. Home and hospice care is an integral part of the US...