By Jeffrey M. Levine M.D.

There are presently over 1.7 million aged folks in nursing houses in the US. as a result of their scientific complexity, this team is vulnerable to negative results equivalent to falls, injuries, strain ulcers, infections and loss of life. lately, harm awards through juries in negligence circumstances related to aged folks have soared.

This publication is designed as a reference resource for lawyer and lay individuals drawn to the subject of overlook and abuse in nursing houses. Its objective is to supply a framework for figuring out while a bad consequence is as a result of the negligence at the a part of the caregiving facility and its body of workers. It presents a resource of knowledge on simple clinical elements of nursing domestic care, with an emphasis on subject matters of medical-legal importance.

TOPICS INCLUDE

* creation to the nursing domestic industry
* The survey strategy and the minimal facts set
* Understaffing in nursing houses: explanations, outcomes and cures
* Dementia and dysphagia
* ache administration; adversarial drug events
* foodstuff and hydration
* Wound care
* Psychopharmacolgic medication
* Falls and fall-related injuries
* mattress security and actual restraints
* actual abuse and neglect
* potent hazard management
* The function of non-public accreditation

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