Nursing Older People
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A project linking older people with hens to combat social isolation has been launched in care homes in Yorkshire, following a successful pilot.
Two GP practices in the East Midlands have been placed in special measures after being rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission.
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Latest research: older people nursing
Involving all staff in strategies to improve hydration among residents enabled a care home to reduce health problems and improve the general atmosphere in the home.
A study compared dehydration levels of older hospital patients arriving from care homes with those living in their own homes and found care home residents at increased risk.
Occipital nerve injections to treat occipital neuralgia are often administered by doctors, but a nurse-led clinic proved to be more favourable with patients.
Board games are raising staff awareness of pressure ulcer prevention and other patient safety issues as part of a wider regional education and improvement programme.
A dementia first aid course dealing with frustrating and challenging behaviour was set up to support people who care for members of their family with dementia.
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Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.
It is 12:00 and I have an older male patient booked in for an ear irrigation.