Clinical Aromatherapy
Many Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) are continually looking for ways to improve person-centered care initiatives, while at the same time focusing to decrease anti-psychotic medications. In 2016, The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
As of January 2018, Freestanding Ambulatory and Outpatient Hospital surgical centers (OAS) are now participating in reimbursements based on patient satisfaction scores OAS CAHPS (The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient...
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Anxiousness
The quest for higher patient satisfaction scores seems to be the holy grail of healthcare these days. Or is it more a catch 22?  Enacted in 2012, the Affordable Care Act implemented a policy that withholds a certain percentage of...
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Anxiousness
For my son Tanner, it was going to be a really fun summer, the one between high school and college when all the friends are together for one more season.  It wasn’t.   On June 10th 2017, Tanner wasn’t in a crosswalk when he was hit by the car....
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Clinical Aromatherapy
As a response to the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic, the Joint Commission announced new regulations that address pain management will go into effect on January 1, 2018 for accredited hospitals.   First, hospitals will be required to facilitate...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
The first day of Fall is tagged as Falls Prevention Awareness Day by the National Council of Aging.   Almost every long-term care resident is at the risk of falling. The risk factor of the individual may include their physical limitations,...
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Anxiousness
Breast Biopsies can be very stressful for patients. Although it is a minor procedure, it is a major event to the patient. Many patients are mothers or grandmothers and worry about their family’s fate if a cancer is detected.  In their April 10,...
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Clinical Aromatherapy
One of the most common nightmares people have is falling. According to dreamdictionary.com, this dream of falling usually translates into the fact we are losing control over a situation. As people age, the nightmare of falling becomes a reality ...
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Anxiousness
Treatments, regular testing, coping with symptoms of the disease, and side effects from medication can drain cancer patients both physically and emotionally. Radiation oncology providers are keenly aware of this and strive to help reduce the stress,...
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