Long-term Care

  1. I am working on a project about the 5 most common emergencies in long-term care. Is anyone out there a nurse in rehab or a nursing home setting who can tell me what they are?

    Thanks in advance.

    David Woodruff, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN
    Ed4Nurses, Inc.
    Nursing Continuing Education
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  3. by   milkeybar
    Try arythmias / septic shock / MI / CVA OR RICP.
  4. by   2bPhD
    Nice list Milkey. I also have to add falls , pneumonia, and acute exacerbation of CHF. These are the three most common problems that I have encountered in LTC.
  5. by   jenac
    How about choking and aspiration? Add those to the list after pneumonia, falls and CVA.
  6. by   Catsrule16
    As a State Surveyor, these are what I find in chart reviews as major causes for recent hospitalizations of residents in Skilled Nursing Facilities.

    Falls with injuries, COPD exacerbation, CHF exacerbation, aspiration, unstable blood sugars, new onset or extension of CVA's. Don't forget altered mental status due to UTI and Dehydration.