2022 Spring GAPNA Newsletter Volume 41 Number 1

Adverse Events During Skilled Nursing Stays for Rehabilitation

Patients transferred from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are vulnerable to adverse events.

This scoping review identified common extrinsic factors contributing to adverse events among older adults during rehabilitation stays at skilled nursing facilities, including inappropriate medication usage, polypharmacy, environmental hazards, poor communication between staff, lack of resident safety plans, and poor quality of care due to racial bias, organizational issues, and administrative issues.

To learn more, see Okpalauwaekwe, U., & Tzeng, H-M. (2021). Adverse events and their contributors among older adults during skilled nursing stays for rehabilitation: A scoping review. Patient Related Outcome Measures, 323-337. https://doi.org/10.2147/PROM.S336784