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Nursing Older People

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

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National career framework developed for nursing of older patients

23-Apr-2015

Researchers have developed a national career framework with the aim of ensuring that nursing staff have the skills and expertise they need to care for older people with complex needs.

Visiting scheme to help student nurses ‘understand life with dementia’

Visiting scheme to help student nurses ‘understand life with dementia’

20-Apr-2015

A local education and training board has launched a ground-breaking education initiative to help healthcare students understand what life is like with dementia.

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Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.

People with dementia may reactivate distressing memories from the past

How a time machine concept aids dementia care Subscription Required

A “time machine” analogy is a useful way of understanding memory problems in people with dementia, better enabling health professionals to make appropriate interventions.

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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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One idea involved detailing named nurses on a whiteboard to help patients and carers

"Just Do It": nurse-led change in Nottingham Subscription Required

9-Mar-2015

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has created a quality-improvement scheme that gives nurses the opportunity to have their ideas put into practice with minimal delay

People with dementia may reactivate distressing memories from the past

How a time machine concept aids dementia care Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

A “time machine” analogy is a useful way of understanding memory problems in people with dementia, better enabling health professionals to make appropriate interventions.

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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.

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