Nursing Older People
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Four specialist dementia nurses have been appointed to help prevent crises and support families to manage dementia symptoms more effectively in the community.
Scientists in Japan have developed an experimental nursing care robot, which is capable of tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed or providing assistance to someone who requires help standing.
How can you tell if a person with dementia is in pain?
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Nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This learning unit will increase understanding of its causes, prevention, treatment and management.
Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.
Recently I spent three days attending my trust’s mandatory and statutory training on topics covering a range of issues from manual handling and basic life support, to Datix reporting.
It’s time for the message of preventing pressure ulcers to reach patients and carers.
The number of patients with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising, which poses new challenges in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration.
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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.
We as nurses pride ourselves on our person-centred and holistic approach to caring for patients, particularly older people.