Tag: dehydration

CMS reports dramatic reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among LTC residents

In the past, hospitalizations for potentially preventable conditions were found to be disproportionately high among those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Yesterday, on January 17, 2017, CMS reported that the overall rate of hospitalizations among these beneficiaries has seen a decline of 13 percent in recent years. In long-term care facilities, the agency has […]

Intake and output monitoring

You should monitor residents who have fluid imbalances or are at high risk of dehydration by calculating intake and output (I&O) each shift.