Other Topics (in alphabetical order)

Alzheimer's/Dementia & How Aging affects memroy
Alzheimer's Association: 
How the Aging Brain Affects Thinking from the NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING: http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbXNpZD0mYXVpZD0mbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcxMjA1LjgxOTU1OTExJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MTIwNS44MTk1NTkxMSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTY2MjM4JmVtYWlsaWQ9a2VubmV0aHJvbmdAZ21haWwuY29tJnVzZXJpZD1rZW5uZXRocm9uZ0BnbWFpbC5jb20mdGFyZ2V0aWQ9JmZsPSZtdmlkPSZleHRyYT0mJiY=&&&101&&&https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/how-aging-brain-affects-thinking?utm_source=20171205_agingbrain&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ealert
Diffusion of Innovations

Exercise & Physical Fitness:

Favorite Management Books 
  • The Wisdom of the Crowds, c2004. By James Surowiecki
  • Execution: the Discipline of Getting Things Done, c2002. By Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, c2009. By Atul Gawande
  • To Err is Human, c2000. By the Institute of Medicine
  • Crossing the Quality Chasm, c2001. By the Institute of Medicine
Five Fundamentals of Service-AIDET (http://www.studergroup.com/newsletter/Vol1_Issue3/vol1_i3_sec7.htm)
  • Acknowledge—Acknowledge the patient by name. Make eye contact.
  • Ask: "Is there anything I can do for you?"
  • Introduce yourself, your skill set, your professional certification,and experience.
  • Duration-Give an accurate time expectation for tests, physician arrival, and tray delivery.
  • Explanation-Explain step by step what will happen, answer questions, and leave a phone number where you can be reached.
  • Thank-Thank the patient for choosing your hospital, and for their communication and cooperation. Thank the family for assistance and being there to support the patient.
For the Heart & Soul

Guitar Instruction: How Ken learned how to play the guitar: Hal Leonard's Books

Ken's Favorite Acoustic Guitar Songs to sing & play as of 1/25/2017: Click here to download the list.

Key Board (Piano) Instruction: How Ken learned how to play the keyboard: Scott Houston's Books
Music and Dance Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia (Alzheimers Association)

PDSA, Shewhart Cycle (http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/Tools/PlanDoStudyActWorksheet.aspx)

  • Plan
  • Do
  • Study (formerly 'Check')
  • Act
Rehabilitation Exercise and Conditioning Handouts from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


SMARTER Goals (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria)

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Timely
  • Evaluate
  • Reevaluate

Sunnyside Community Services' Calendar of Events: 

The Institute of Medicine's 6 Aims for a Better Healthcare System (Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001))

  • Safe - avoiding injuries to patients from the care that is intended to help them.
  • Effective - providing services based on scientific knowledge to all who could benefit and refraining from providing services to those not likely to benefit (avoiding underuse and overuse, respectively).
  • Patient-centered - providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.
  • Timely - reducing waits and sometimes harmful delays for both those who receive and those who give care.
  • Efficient - avoiding waste, including waste of equipment, supplies, ideas, and energy.
  • Equitable - providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status.


Vaccine Schedules from the Center for Disease Control

How to Measure Blood Pressure Accurately - A Youtube video from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • https://youtu.be/KI9HiLgcmm0