Among Dr. Ouslanders many achievements and contributions in the field of geriatric medicine and care is the creation and dissemination of INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers), a quality improvement program that assists long-term care facilities and programs in improving care, and reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and their related complications and costs. Dr. Ouslander, an internationally recognized geriatrician, is Professor and Senior Associate Dean and Professor, Geriatric Programs, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Professor (Courtesy) at the Christine E. this websiteLynn College of Nursing at FAU in Boca Raton, Florida. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Dr. Ouslander received the prestigious 2012 Nascher/Manning Award from the American Geriatrics Society for his distinguished career and life-long achievements in clinical geriatrics. Dr. Ouslander has published more than 200 original articles and book chapters and is a co-author of two popular textbooks, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics and Medical Care in the Nursing Home, and an editor of a major textbook in geriatrics, Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.
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Once we rescue them, we give them a forever-home on our 90-acre farm in Connecticut. All of the dogs live in the house, which sounds crazy. Our home is specially designed and there are no cages. We have three dogs that play Sandy in Annie, five dogs that play Toto in The Wizard of Oz, three Chihuahuas that play Bruiser in Legally Blondeand then dogs like Marti who we got for the Annie movieRancho Viejo will be her second Off-Broadway show. you can try hereDo you train any other animals? BB: Having stumbled into this field and suddenly getting requests for a lot of other things, I started doing research. When I started meeting wild animal trainersof bears and lionsI found the methodology very cruel. So I only work with domesticated animals: cats, dogs, birds, snakes, reptiles, horses, sheep, and rats. Do the animals ever misbehave? BB: Occasionally somebody may throw up onstage, or pass gas onstage, but rarely has it happened in front of an audience. The great thing about animals is that they have an absence of malice.
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