Evidence and Practice

Practice question

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.

How can I make activity for residents meaningful in my care home?

Activities are not always seen as integral in a person's overall care and are often arranged...

Clinical

Paro

Infection prevention and control challenges of using a therapeutic robot

This work was part of a National Institute for Health Research participatory action research...

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...

Oral health

Developing an integrated resource to promote oral health in nursing homes

Public health is the responsibility of every nurse and nursing practice should adopt a life...

Sepsis

Recognition and clinical management of sepsis in frail older people

Sepsis is a common condition caused by the body’s immune and coagulation systems being ‘...

Dementia ward

Practical strategies to help develop dementia-friendly hospital wards

Hospital stays can have significant negative effects for people with dementia. This article...

CPD articles

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...

Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcer prevention in care home settings

Pressure ulcer prevention in the care home setting can be challenging and is often...

Hydration

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections in older people

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older people, with the prevalence increasing...

Research focus

Frail senior

The management of frailty in practice

Frailty is a recognised state of increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes resulting from...

Deconditioning due to hospitalisation

A combination of two historic papers and one new paper has provided evidence on...

Advance care planning for people with dementia

UK policy and guidance state that people should have their preferences and priorities for...

Research focus: social isolation and its effect on mortality and ill health

Compiled by Vicki Leah, nurse consultant for older people, University College London...

Singing_music_and_dance_Parkinsons

Singing, music and dance in Parkinson’s disease

Three research articles of interest to nurses of older people

Oral

Oral health for older people

Summaries of three studies into issues of concern for older people's nurses

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