Evidence and Practice

Clinical

4AT assessment

Improving the identification of patients with delirium using the 4AT assessment

Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that all those working with older people will...

Older people with dementia

Challenges of implementing and embedding a programme to improve care for older people...

The authors took part in a national research project that evaluated an intervention to...

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

This article explores the development of an ambulatory community service that demonstrates...

Timely identification of patients with frailty at the ‘front door’ of acute hospitals

Timely identification of patients with frailty at the ‘front door’ of acute hospitals

Early identification of frailty at the front door of the acute hospital is vital to allow...

Teaching students

Nursing students’ experiences of delivering dementia friends sessions to peers

Background Nursing students and registered nurses often feel underprepared for their roles...

Osteoporosis

Community clinicians’ views about patient adherence to osteoporosis medication

Anecdotal and research evidence suggests that poor adherence and persistence with oral...

CPD articles

Skin health

Maintaining skin health in older people

Skin changes associated with age are inevitable. Ageing is associated with structural and...

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

Faecal incontinence is an impaired ability to control the passage of stool, often described...

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...

How to

Hearing loss

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...

Planning

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

Adv_Care_planning

How can advance care planning improve end of life care for nursing home residents?

How PEACE planning can guide nursing home staff and community nursing teams

How can critical thinking make me a better nurse?

Critical thinking can help nurses provide excellent care and improve patient well-being

How you can support an older patient experiencing anxiety and depression

How would I recognise if someone with dementia was experiencing anxiety or depression and...

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...

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