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A framework to discharge frail older peopleSubscription
Discharge assessment for frail older people in acute care is complex and slow. A discharge framework can help nurses integrate discharge guidance into daily practice
Anatomy and physiology of ageing 11: the skinSubscription
The skin performs several key functions that are increasingly impaired in ageing. This article describes skin ageing, its mechanisms and effects, and the essentials of looking after older people’s skin
Like all body systems, the renal system goes through an inevitable decline in its function as the body ages, but in the absence of disease it will function adequately throughout life
Like all body systems, the nervous system goes through inevitable age-related changes, including a loss of brain cells, but ageing does not necessarily lead to confusion or dementia
Normal age-related changes to the eyes and ears mean older people gradually see, hear and balance less well. Regular testing to detect common sight and hearing pathologies is essential
Nutritional deficiencies are one of the risk factors for developing pressure ulcers. As part of the Stop the Pressure campaign, NHS Improvement has published useful resources to help staff reduce patients’ risk
Leg ulcer care has been partly delegated to healthcare assistants: what questions does this raise? This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Effects of bedrest 2: gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systemsSubscription
Exploring what happens to the gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, reproductive and nervous systems, and processes in the body when a person is confined to bed
Breathing is central to life, as it allows the human body to obtain the energy it needs to sustain itself and its activities. But how does it work?
The creation of new nursing support roles has blurred the boundaries of registered nurses’ roles and raises questions of accountability and delegation. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion