Free CEU Webinar:

Dehydration in Long Term Care Residents

Free CEU Webinar: Dehydration in Long Term Care Residents

Panelists:
Brad Macy RN, BSN, BA, CHPN

Description:
Dehydration in Long Term Care Residents: Understanding Morbidity, Assessing High Risk Residents, and Developing an Action Plan.

As many as 50% of Long Term Care residents are acutely or chronically dehydrated. Dehydration leads to numerous morbidities, including urinary tract and other infections, confusion, pressure ulcers, medication toxicity, falls, and avoidable hospitalizations and Emergency Room visits. Morbidity associated with dehydration can account for a large share of the nursing care burden and rehospitalization in Long Term Care facilities, yet many facilities do not have a risk assessment tool or action plan for dehydration at their facilities. This lecture presents an overview of the morbidity and challenges of dehydration and presents a model for a risk assessment tool and action plan for treating and managing dehydration within the Long Term Care setting.

Contact us to learn more about the Macy Catheter

Hospi Corporation

1650 S. Amphlett Blvd
Suite 201
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 888.509.3732
F: 510.648.3529

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter®. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It can be used in multiple settings, including hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, and the emergency department. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

*Disclaimer: Anecdotal testimonials were provided by clinicians and are shared for general educational purposes with their permission. The Macy Catheter is a prescription device indicated to provide rectal access to administer liquids/medications. Hospi Corporation does not promote the use of particular medications to address particular conditions, and does not claim that the Macy Catheter can treat a particular condition. The prescribing healthcare professional is responsible for selecting medications for treatment, their dosage, and the route of delivery. The Macy Catheter can facilitate administration when the rectal route is prescribed.

Hospi Corporation

1650 S. Amphlett Blvd
Suite 201
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 888.509.3732
F: 510.648.3529

 

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter®. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It can be used in multiple settings, including hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, and the emergency department. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

*Disclaimer: Anecdotal testimonials were provided by clinicians and are shared for general educational purposes with their permission. The Macy Catheter is a prescription device indicated to provide rectal access to administer liquids/medications. Hospi Corporation does not promote the use of particular medications to address particular conditions, and does not claim that the Macy Catheter can treat a particular condition. The prescribing healthcare professional is responsible for selecting medications for treatment, their dosage, and the route of delivery. The Macy Catheter can facilitate administration when the rectal route is prescribed.