Intervening Variables In Comfort Care

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Intervening variables are factors over which nurses or agencies have little control, but which affect the direction and success of Comfort Care. Physical and cognitive factors are intervening variables. LTCFs refer to institutions offering residential healthcare to individuals unable to manage independently in the community (Smith et al, 2008). Never events, preventable and egregious events (including HAIs) which should never happen (Rosenthal, 2007). Residents include those persons living in a LTCF (Kirk et al., 2013). Summary In summary, HAIs pose a serious risk to clinical outcomes and are associated with increased mortality. HAIs create a tremendous economic burden for which facilities are not reimbursed. While HH is the

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