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Nursing Older People

News, practice and discussion forums for older people's nurses

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Nurse training 'key aspect' of NHS England £10 million intiative

Practice nurse training 'key aspect' of NHS England £10 million intiative

27-Jan-2015

Nurses are set to gain more opportunities to develop new skills in general practice and other community roles as part of a £10m investment to recruit more GPs.

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Dehydration common in patients admitted from care homes

16-Jan-2015

Patients admitted to hospital from care homes are commonly dehydrated on admission and consequently are at significantly greater risk of in-hospital mortality, according to a major UK study.

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Use of frequency volume charts and voiding diaries

Use of frequency volume charts and voiding diaries Subscription Required

Frequency volume charts provide an objective measure of bladder function, which is essential to support the correct diagnosis and treatment of urological problems.

Foot assessment and care for older people

Foot assessment and care for older people Subscription Required

Foot care can prevent mobility problems and social isolation; it is a crucial part of nursing care, particularly for older patients, who may be unable to care for their own feet

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'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care'

'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care' Subscription Required

22-Aug-2014

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.

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Using the arts to reduce isolation in dementia

Using the arts to reduce isolation in dementia Subscription Required

10-Oct-2014

People with dementia can often feel isolated and disconnected from the world. Access to the arts can give them a sense of inclusion and help staff to connect with them

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Dignity in care Subscription Required

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.

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