The March 2013 issue of the journal is now available online! This month we have focused on ensuring appropriate treatments for patients in long-term care settings. Check out the comprehensive review titled “Palliative Care of Pressure Ulcers in Long-Term Care,” in which Torrie Burt, MSN, highlights how the palliative principles of wound care, particularly pressure ulcers, apply to patients who are in long-term care settings, as numerous clinical practice guidelines cannot be universally applied across all care settings.
We also have a two-part article that discusses a case of a patient who lost nearly 50 lbs after being switched on acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Read the case report by Stewart and colleagues, and then read the corresponding commentary by Cooper and Burfield.We are very interested to hear your thoughts on this case. Please feel free to submit Letters to the Editor, which may be published in a future issue of the journal. Send to the associate editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also encourage readers to check out the new AGS Viewpoint column. The AGS describes five rules of thumb for ensuring appropriate treatment in older adults, who have unique needs and are clinically more complex than younger adult patients.
Find these and much more online at www.annalsoflongtermcare.com. As always, we hope that these articles provide valuable resources to you and to your patients. Thank you for reading!