All posts from: May 2013
The Telegraph’s website the other day carried the headline “Minister: NHS will collapse if elderly bed-blocking continues”.
This is Dementia Awareness week which is a good way to call attention to this common condition. But in reality every week needs to be dementia aware for nurses. And it’s not just for nurses working in care of the older persons and in nursing homes. All nurses will come into contact with patients with dementia – on surgical wards, in A&E, outpatients, GP surgeries and out in the community.
Rapid tranquillisation on mental health wards is much-debated.
There is an old man who occasionally catches the same bus as me to the station. When he arrives at the bus stop there is an odour which in the confined space of the bus gets worse.