Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

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

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

Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people

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

Recognising and managing age-related dermatoporosis and skin tears

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

Infection prevention and control challenges of using a therapeutic robot

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

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...

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 ‘...

Practical strategies to help develop dementia-friendly hospital wards

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

A collaborative approach to developing student placements in care homes

If high-quality, person-centred care is to be provided for older people with complex needs,...

The effect of a leadership support programme on care home managers

Aim To explore the effect of the My Home Life 12-month leadership support programme on care...
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A relationship-centred approach to managing pain in dementia

The presence of pain in a person with dementia can often be missed. The diagnosis of...

Oral hygiene and mouth care for older people in acute hospitals: part 2

Acute hospital admission provides an excellent opportunity to address poor oral health in...
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Reducing avoidable emergency department attendances through bespoke education

Aim To develop an education and partnership programme between the trust and nursing home...

Factors that influence older people’s engagement with digital health technology

Digital health technology (DHT) encompasses a wide range of applications and interventions...

Oral hygiene and mouth care for older people in acute hospitals: part 1

The oral health of older people in acute hospitals has rarely been studied. Hospital...

How collaboration is improving acute hospital admission for people with dementia

In November 2015 it became apparent that a person with dementia’s journey through the acute...

Experiences of using simulation in dementia education

This article describes the development of a simulation training day for multidisciplinary...

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