How to Stop Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes with Dr. Johnny Cascone

Several practices, often implemented in bundles, appear to reduce UTI in nursing home residents such as improving hand hygiene, reducing and improving catheter use, managing incontinence without catheters, and enhanced barrier precautions. Tune in as Dr. Johnny Cascone answers the frequently-asked question: How to stop Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes. Meet Dr. Johnny Cascone Johnny Cascone board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Johnny Cascone the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. Johnny Cascone lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. Resources: Linkedin: John Cascone

How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections from Progressing to Sepsis with Dr. Johnny Cascone

If you’ve ever had a Urinary Tract Infection, you know how painful and frustrating it can be, especially if they keep coming back. To say goodbye to burning, frequent urination, and other unpleasant symptoms, start with these changes today. The key is to keep bacteria out of the system. In today’s episode, listen to Dr. Johnny Cascone talks about preventing Urinary Tract Infections from progressing to sepsis. Meet Dr. Johnny Cascone Johnny Cascone board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Johnny Cascone the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. Johnny Cascone lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. Resources: Linkedin: John Cascone

The Common Causes and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections with Dr. Johnny Cascone

Urinary Tract Infections are caused by microbes such as bacteria overcoming the body’s defense in the urinary tract. They can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them. Join us in this episode as Dr. Johnny Cascone explains more about the common causes and symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections. Meet Dr. Johnny Cascone Johnny Cascone board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician. His internal medicine residency was done at the University of Kansas and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Johnny Cascone the medical director of nursing homes in southwest Missouri. His medical practice includes the care of residents in long-term care facilities, infectious disease consultations, and telemedicine infectious disease services to rural facilities. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, Clostridium difficile colitis, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, antimicrobial stewardship, and pressure ulcers. Johnny Cascone lives in Joplin, Missouri with his family. Resources: Linkedin: John Cascone

Urinary Tract Infections Pose a Serious Risk to Seniors and Elderly with Dr. Johnny Cascone

In this episode of The Injured Senior Podcast, Dr. Johnny Cascone, an Infectious Disease physician, joins host Steve Heisler to discuss Urinary Tract Infections and their prevalence in the nursing home community. You’ll also learn risk factors, signs, symptoms, and even the best practices on preventing and treating UTIs so they don’t become septic and lead to shock – or even death. Tune in to hear more from Dr. Cascone and his tips and information on Urinary Tract Infections, especially if you’re a caregiver to an elderly loved one.  In This Episode:  [03:00] Dr. Johnny Cascone speaks about the prevalence of UTIs in the elderly population, how often and why they can occur [05:00] Dr. Cascone explains common symptoms and types of UTI’s and how an untreated UTI can turn into sepsis [09:00] Risk factors, Common causes, and predispositions of urinary tract infections [11:00] How untreated infections affects the body and can lead to sepsis and septic shock and best practices for prevention of UTIs and sepsis [15:00] Why UTIs are common in nursing homes and how the use of catheters can affect the probability of an infection [19:30] The best way to deal with UTIs and recognizing symptoms as[…..]

Seniors Should Not Be The Canary In The Coal Mine for Legionnaires Disease

Dr. Janet E. Stout is an infectious disease microbiologist; Dr. Stout is recognized worldwide for seminal discoveries and pioneering research in Legionella. Dr. Stout explains why getting a Legionnaires’ disease diagnosis is challenging. Unfortunately, twenty percent of people who get the disease will die from it. Legionella bacteria are found in warm water. The most significant contributions come from cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative water features, faucets, and showers. Fifty percent of buildings have Legionella bacteria in them. Tune in as Dr. Stout explains the importance of getting tested for Legionnaires’ disease, where the hotbeds for Legionella bacteria are, and why seniors are the canary in the coal mine when it comes to Legionella exposure. In This Episode: [03:10] Meet Dr. Janet E. Stout. Dr. Stout explains her passion for special pathogens. [05:45] About Legionnaires’ disease and where the Legionella bacteria is found. [11:20] How many cases of Legionnaires’ disease are documented in the United States. [14:00] Certain areas that are considered hotbeds for Legionnaires’ disease.   [19:25] How to advocate to your local politicians about Legionella bacteria. [24:05] Why you are less likely to have Legionella bacteria in your home. Key Takeaways: The common symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease is[…..]