Exploring views and experiences of how infections are detected and managed in practice by nurses, care workers and manager’s in nursing homes in England and Sweden: a survey protocol
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    Exploring views and experiences of workers in Nursing Homes on Infection Detection
    • Marvin Ryan Duncan, Registered Nurse Taipei Medical University, College of Public Health- Global Health and Development
    • Other Contributors:
      • Josephine H Matthew, Registered Nurse
      • Usman Iqbal, Assistant Professor

    We support the use of DSTs in the routine care of nursing home residents as adult care in nursing homes may vary from culture to culture, but the necessary standards should be on an equal plain. Quality in the care given at nursing homes is of global concern, due to the worlds aging populations. This article by N. Carey et al seek to assess views and experiences of workers in nursing homes in England and Sweden, on infection detection. The researchers were rather thorough in raising awareness to the rise in cost on a global scale, with Sweden’s healthcare system ejecting >SEK 36 trillion a year for people aged >65yrs (Havasi M. , 2020) . These exuberant cost in healthcare are according to the researchers, the direct effects of unplanned hospital admissions of nursing home residents. Therefore, decision support tools are a necessary way to reduce on these pheromones and improve on consistency and timely treatment. Nursing home staff are given the autonomy to recognize and communicate signs of deterioration, which reduces on unplanned hospital admissions. This paper seamlessly highlights the use of Decision Support Tools like “Stop and Watch” and “Early detection of Infection Scale,” both of which can be used to assess patients, catch acute condition, prioritize care, and acting promptly (Ouslander JG, 2014) (Tingström P, 2015).


    Havasi M. . (2020). Costs of Healhcare for people aged over 65 in Sweden, Statistician Department of Finance and Gov...

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