Evidence and Practice

Clinical

The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice

The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice

Ageism has numerous negative effects on the lives of older people, including their health...

Suicide risk in informal carers of people living with dementia

Suicide risk in carers of people with dementia

With an ageing population comes an increasing risk of illnesses such as dementia and a...

Prevention of contractures in older people living in long-term care settings

Joint contractures, or limitations in the full range of movement of joints, are common in...

Supporting care home staff to manage residents’ care safely and avoid admissions

Supporting care home staff to manage residents’ care safely and avoid admissions

The community matron care homes team (CHT) was set up in Sandwell, West Midlands in 2011 to...

Older people's nutrition

Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people

A literature review found an association between increased falls risk and malnutrition,...

Skin tears

Recognising and managing age-related dermatoporosis and skin tears

Dermatoporosis is a chronic skin fragility syndrome, caused by age and environmental factors...

CPD articles

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

A venous leg ulcer (VLU) is defined as the loss of skin below the knee on the leg or foot in...

Assessment and management of older patients with delirium in acute settings

Care of older patients with delirium in hospital

This article aims to assist nurses and nursing students to consider the presentation of...

Accupuncture

Approaches to acute pain management in older people

Pain is a diverse, individual experience and is associated with distress and suffering...

Nutrition

Importance of nutrition in preventing and treating pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers are painful, and affect patients’ health, mobility and well-being. They also...

Parkinson's Disease

Caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease in general hospital settings

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common progressive neurological condition. There are 127,000...

Skin tears

Assessment, prevention and management of skin tears

Skin tears are common in older people. They are acute wounds that are at high risk of...

How to

How to address the communication needs of older patients with hearing loss

Hearing loss is a common problem in older people and may have a negative effect on their...

How to use advance care planning in a care home

Admission to a care home is a major event for many individuals and, for some, a time when...

Practice question

How do I care for a person with a stoma and dementia?

Living with dementia and a stoma

A nurse discusses a care plan with an older woman

How can I provide person-centred care for older people living with frailty?

Frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing and personalised care can help manage the...

How do I improve delirium care for older surgical patients?

A serious condition with poor outcomes, delirium is best prevented by early identification...

Could using simulated practice with registered nurses improve the delivery of physical...

How you can improve the outcomes for older people in clinical settings by integrating...

Intergenerational

Practice question: How can we help older people in our care home stay connected with...

Joint activities such as art, sewing, knitting, cooking or growing plants help relationships...

How can I identify older people who may be frail?

Frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing, yet it is more common in older people.

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