Nursing Older People

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clinical team working in a pandemic situation requires innovative communication

NHS teamwork in the pandemic: how is it for you?

Study asks nurses how COVID-19 has affected the functioning of clinical teams

Picture shows nurses recruited from overseas working at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Rules relaxed on recruiting overseas nurses

RCN cautions that change risks damaging health and care systems of developing countries

Picture of FFP3 face masks with Fang Tian brand whose use has been suspended by the DHSC.

Some respirator masks issued to staff may not be safe, government warns

Healthcare providers told to stop using certain FFP3 respirator masks, pending checks

COVID-19 and staff well-being: last chance to share your experiences in our survey

Tell Nursing Standard how the pandemic has affected your health at work

Coronavirus ‘can remain active on nurses’ uniforms for up to 72 hours’

Study suggests work clothes should be washed on site to prevent contamination in homes

Further pay boost for nurses in Scotland, as government announces interim rise

Increase intended as stopgap, with Agenda for Change pay negotiations delayed

Evidence and Practice

Effective mouth care for older people living in nursing homes

Effective mouth care for older people living in nursing homes

The reasons why oral health can deteriorate in nursing home residents and potential effects

Picture shows a carer helping an older woman who is walking with the help of a zimmer frame

How do I use the Clinical Frailty Scale?

Frailty identification instruments improve outcomes and help plan for future needs

Identifying and treating sepsis in older people: a quality improvement project in hospitals and nursing homes in Texas

Identifying and treating sepsis in older people: a quality improvement project in Texas

Sepsis training for hospital and nursing home staff can reduce sepsis mortality

Developing a support group for carers of people living with dementia

A dementia nurse specialist who ran an educational support group for carers reflects on it

How do I manage delirium in older people with COVID-19?

Delirium is a common coronavirus symptom, and people in long-term care facilities are at risk

Senior in pain

Holistic pain assessment in older people and older people living with dementia

Nurses have a crucial role in pain assessment for older people and those living with dementia

Features

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

COVID-19 vaccination: your guide to consent

Managing this vital part of the roll-out, plus the process for those who lack capacity

Empathy at the end of life: how to care without compromising your well-being

A cancer nurse specialist shares her experience of learning self-care in her new book

Older people abuse: how nurses can spot the signs and what to do about it

It is vital that nurses recognise abuse, be it physical, emotional, financial or sexual

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Opinion

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Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Discharging older patients: a single form could help avoid unnecessary hospital delays

Making information about an older person easier to access and record

Illustration of stressed out community nurses

COVID-19: we must not forget the vital role community nurses play during lockdown

Community nurses find solutions to challenges – but not at the price of their own well-being

Students

Music and dementia: how playlists can promote person-centred care

Learn how to promote sensitive, tailored use of music in care settings

From care assistant to registered nurse: taking the foundation course route

Two students’ experiences of juggling a nursing course and placements with a care home role

Easing loneliness in lockdown: the nursing student initiative that’s just a call away

Making phone calls to isolated older people also help students develop communication skills

Careers

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

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Meet nursing employers online, take part in live discussions and earn CPD credits

Nursing patients with frailty: how to create a complex needs team

Combining the skills of a frailty nurse and a GP to provide holistic care in the community

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