Pressure Ulcers Guidelines

Risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians Authors: Amir Qaseem, Tanveer P Mir, Melissa Starkey, Thomas D Denberg Publisher: Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians Abstract: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on theContinue reading “Pressure Ulcers Guidelines”

Categorizing Incontinence

Incontinence: It takes a Team; Categorizing Incontinence Publication: Provider Magazine Author: Amy Mendoza Publisher: American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living “Vetter Health Services, headquartered in Elkhorn, Neb., takes a restorative approach to bowel and bladder retraining. When new residents walk in the door, staff assess them for incontinence and take it a stepContinue reading “Categorizing Incontinence”

NIV & COPD

Home Non-Invasive Ventilation Use Following Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Publication: Respiratory Medicine Study Authors: Matos, P; Kampelmacher, MJ; Esquinas, AM Publisher: Science Direct In 2011, 166 COPD patients were studied to evaluate the effectiveness of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV). Half of the patients utilized the at-home therapy; the otherContinue reading “NIV & COPD”

NIV & ALS

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and Hypercapnia-Associated Symptoms in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Publication: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica Study Authors: Dorst, J; Behrendt, G; Ludolph, AC. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Country of Publication: Denmark “Objectives: During the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive weakness of respiratory muscles leads to chronic hypercapnia which causes various symptoms like sleep disturbances, daytimeContinue reading “NIV & ALS”

The Necessity of Seat Elevation for Power Wheelchairs

RESNA Position on the Application of Seat Elevation Devices for Power Wheelchair Users Authors: Schiappa, MS ATP; Piriano, PT ATP/SMS; Bernhardt, PT MPT ATP; Shea, MA OTR ATP; Maurer, PT MPT ATP; Rosen, PT MPT MSMS ATP/SMS; Lange, OTR/L ABDA ATP/SMS; Schmeler, PhD OTR/L ATP; Dicanno, MD Publisher: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society ofContinue reading “The Necessity of Seat Elevation for Power Wheelchairs”

Bronchiectasis in Primary Care

“Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) (bronchiectasis) is a common chronic lung condition, which occurs due to damage to the airways leading to persistent cough, sputum production and recurrent chest infections (Hill et al, 2018). This article focuses on the adult patient and describes the pathophysiology, aetiology, investigation, and management of bronchiectasis in the primary care setting. TheContinue reading “Bronchiectasis in Primary Care”

Tilt, Recline & Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs

RESNA Position on the Application of Tilt, Recline, and Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs Literature Update Authors: Dicianno, MD; Lieberman, MSOTR/L, ATP; Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP; Souza, PhD, PT; Cooper, MPT, ATP; Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS; Liu, PT, PhD; Jan, PT, PhD Publisher: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Tilt, recline, and elevating legrests areContinue reading “Tilt, Recline & Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs”