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 step further to determine the type of incontinence they have. ‘This can fall into one of four categories—stress, urge, transient, and functional,’ says Michelle Wallace, RN-BC, a certified registered rehabilitation nurse and clinical coordinator at Vetter. One of… Read More

Depression Treatment and OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment Doesn’t Work Publication: Mental Health Weekly Digest Study Author: Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Publisher: NewsRX LLC According to recent findings, there may be a link between unsuccessful treatment of depression and undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When a patient has treatment-resistant depression, sleep testing is warranted; even for those who do not fit the usual criteria for sleep apnea. “[Dr. W. Vaughn McCall] found clinically… Read More