August 2019 Archives

Red flags for nursing home abuse

In your loved one's final years, you want them to have a safe and comfortable place to live. You know that they need the type of daily care that you simply cannot provide. You want them to feel secure, comforted and relaxed. That's why you put them in a nursing home that you felt checked all of the boxes.

Rheumatologists to look out for vasculitis mimics

Rheumatologists in Kentucky and across the U.S. often meet patients with what seems like vasculitis: that is, an inflammation of the blood vessels. However, there are many conditions that mimic vasculitis, so a high degree of suspicion is necessary. This was the statement of one of the presenters at the 2019 Rheumatology Nurses Society Conference.

Sepsis care bundle might lead to overtreatment, say researchers

An editorial published by Annals of Emergency Medicine advances an argument that a care bundle developed by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign may actually increase the risk of inappropriate treatment or misdiagnosis in Kentucky and across the country. The care bundle is supposed to help medical professionals quickly treat and identify sepsis in emergency departments. It is based on guidelines from 2016 and includes a recommendation that certain treatments begin within one hour of identifying sepsis in a patient.

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