Practice question

Why is measurement of lying and standing blood pressure vital in falls risk assessment?

A blood pressure drop on standing is more prevalent in those with comorbidities and frailty

How can person-centred strategies improve dementia care?

An empathetic approach to care can help people with dementia retain a sense of self

How do I use the 4AT tool for delirium?

Delirium is time-critical, but can be identified with a simple bedside test

Build your nursing expertise with the help of communities of practice

Participation enhances your career and develops new, diverse practices

How do I get involved in nursing research?

Nursing and care staff can enhance patient outcomes by expanding their research knowledge

How can advanced nursing practice improve integrated health and social care services?

Advanced nurse practitioners caring for older people need to raise the role’s profile

How can I support rehabilitation of care home residents after COVID-19?

Nurses have a key role in the rehabilitation of people in long-term care

How can further deconditioning be prevented in older people after COVID-19?

Nurses can help counter the physical and cognitive decline of older people

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How do I use the Clinical Frailty Scale?

Frailty identification instruments improve outcomes and help plan for future needs

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

My research study improves patient care – how can I share it?

Tips and rules for successfully sharing your research at a conference or professional meeting

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How do I encourage older people to become physically active?

Types of physical activity that can benefit older adults and some suggested resources

How can I ensure dementia care is based on the best available evidence?

Critically appraised topic (CAT) process helps ensure clinical practice is evidence-based

How do I manage the care of an older person with delirium?

Guidelines recommend prompt detection by screening older people on admission to hospital

Why is medicines optimisation important for older people living with frailty?

Medicines optimisation can help ensure appropriate polypharmacy

How should I discuss not attempting CPR with people who have dementia?

Discuss the wishes of people with dementia proactively due to its progression

Surprise questions that can improve end of life care

Older people approaching the end of life can be helped by asking the right questions

Care home residents can benefit from carrying out everyday activities

Safety concerns prevent care home residents doing everyday tasks that benefit them...