I interviewed Dr. Lee Weidauer; he has a Ph.D. in nutrition, exercise, and food science, a master’s of science in exercise science, and a Bachelor’s of science in athletic training all from South Dakota State University. He is an assistant professor. His certifications and professional memberships include ATC, ACSM, and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
Central Idea: To persuade my class that Vitamin D deficiency is very harmful to one’s health since it leads to numerous bone disorders. Moreover, I will provide them with solutions to keep Vitamin D at an optimum level.
Some of the databases that were searched for information about my PICOT questions were not directly related to patients in long-term care facilities. The Databases that were searched included CINAHL, National Guideline Clearing House, Ovid, and EBSCO, articles related to my PICOT was found on National Guideline Clearing House and Ovid. Some of the key words that were used during the search were Hendrich II fall risk tool, fall in Long-term care facilities, Geriatric falls, fall prevention and predicting fall. National Guideline Clearing (www.guideline.gov) produced about ten results directly related to the content in the PICOT question and CINAHL had thirty nine results.
Fractures could include into back or neck pain also and this stage is when the compression of the spine will be caused, this could lead to loss of height and at this is the most noticeable stage where height will be lost and it is visible. The upper back can also develop a slight curving and this will be because of a stooped posture also known as kyphosis, both neck and back pain will start to develop which could also affect breathing as the extra pressure on the airway is
There were several factors which may have contributed to this scenario. The patient’s comorbidities which include the ischaemic stroke which happened 2 years ago might have caused his fall. A Grade A recommendation and Level 1+ evidence were given by the National Stroke Foundation (2010) that patients are advised to undergo intensive rehabilitation for the first six months post-stroke. Given the fact that he had only received four months of inpatient rehabilitation, his functional status might not have been maximised. In addition, a Grade A recommendation and Level 1+ evidence were given for multi-disciplinary intervention in inpatient rehabilitation (MOH, 2008). However, the inpatient rehabilitation approach in the patient’s holistic management is
Studies have shown that peer support leads to improvement in self-management behaviors of dietary modifications, blood glucose monitoring, and increased physical activity (Murrock, Higgins, & Killion , 2009). Social support provided by peer, family and community members have been effective way to motivated individuals in continuing their attendance in health programs. Health behavior change theories and chronic disease management models highlighted that family support influence individuals affected with chronic illnesses into engaging in self-care behavior (Warren-Findlow & Prohaska, 2008). They are more encouraged by family members to engage in physical activity or weight loss programs. Peer support is also effective among individuals coping
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year, one third of those who are 65 and older fall (2013). These falls contributed to $34 billion in direct medical costs in 2013 (cite). With these statistics, it is apparent that health care professionals and health care settings need to make fall prevention a priority in their facilities. The aim of this paper is to explore a fall prevention policy and practice guidelines to evaluate recent evidence and offer recommendations.
The project studied in this article used evidence-based practice TeamSTEPPS®, which stands for Team strategies and tools to enhance performance and patient safety. TeamSTEPPS® was used to improve teamwork and communication within the hospital setting. TeamSTEPPS® provided the nursing staff with a structured, yet simple way, to identify fall risk factors for each patient and patient-specific interventions. This project was guided by using the FOCUS-PDCA; find, organize, clarify, understand, select, plan, do, check, and act model. The FOCUS-PDCA methodology consists of nine steps that include “find a process to improve, organize a team, clarify current process, understand variations in the current process, select process improvement, plan
Significance of the Problem for Nursing: Prevention of falls in the elderly is an extremely important facet of nursing. Elderly falls often result in fractures, pain, decreased mobility, traumatic hemorrhages, as well as increased healthcare costs. Due to the increased prevalence of injuries acquired from elderly falls, increased risk of morbidity in the elderly experiencing falls, and the growing number of elderly patients, it is of vast importance that nurses research and incorporate evidence-based fall prevention practices to prevent falls in the elderly
Paget disease is a condition that makes the bones grow faster than normal. This leads to bones that are larger and weaker than normal. Healthy bones rebuild themselves by destroying old bone and replacing it with new bone tissue. This process usually slows down as a person gets older. If you have Paget disease, the process speeds up instead. As a result, your bones become weaker and larger. The new bone tissue may have more blood vessels. These changes can cause the bone to have an abnormal shape (deformity). These bones may bend or break more easily than healthy bones.
Specific Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to motivate my audience by discussing the problems with not exercising regularly, offering solutions to the problems, and showing them different activities that can make exercising enjoyable.
Article I. The article published by Ivziku, Matarese, Pedone (2011) was a literature review to evaluate the predictive validity and inter-rater reliability of Hendrich fall risk model II (HFRM II).The literature focused on ways to identify older patients at risk of falling in geriatric units with the implementation of the HFRM II and recommend its use in clinical practice. A prospective descriptive design was used. The study was carried out in a geriatric acute care unit of an Italian University hospital. The patoients that were admitted to the geriatric unit were 65 in an Italian University hospital over 8-month period were enrolled. The patients enrolled were screened for the falls risk by nurses with the HFRM II within 24h of admission.
A fall is defined as moving downward, in a rapid and freely without control from a higher position to a lower position. There are many contributing factors that increase the risk of falls including age, medications, disease and changes in environmental needs. This paper contains an overall assessment of fall prevention including current protocols in place to decrease the incident of falls and barriers to overcome. Included will be evidence based research that on the current standards in place for fall prevention and where there are improvements to be made. The incident of falls has an overall impact on the cost of healthcare and with fall prevention measures the decrease can be
The results showed that drinking milk actually negatively impacted the women 's bone health. Although to most this would come as a surprise, Dr. Amy Lanou, nutrition director for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine supports this study by stating that: "The countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis are the ones where people drink the most milk and have the most calcium in their diets. The connection between calcium consumption and bone health is actually very weak, and the connection between dairy consumption and bone health is almost non-existent". This is because milk has an acidifying effect on out body’s pH, and as calcium is a sublime acid neutraliser, it is utilised to return our body to its natural pH. Since the only place calcium can be found in such vast supplies is in our bones, this then results in calcium
Ageism is discrimination or prejudice based solely on a person’s age, an extreme issue in many elderly clients that reside in sheltered housing communities, as well as quality of life. Bodner, Cohen- Friedel, and Yaretzky conducted a study involving awareness and beliefs about ageism and quality of life in sheltered housing versus those feelings in seniors who live outside such an environment. It was anticipated that that seniors within sheltered housing would have elevated agist attitudes. To test this hypothesis, they took a sample of one hundred twenty six volunteers between the ages of sixty four and ninety four. The contributors completed a survey called the Fraboni scale of ageism, and a Quality of Life (QoL) Inventory. Bodner, Cohen-