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Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

Frail older man lying on bed. Older people with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the emergency department

How to spot frailty in older people and what emergency nurses can do to improve care

Older people living with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the ED

Successful nursing handovers: tips for every shift

Clear communication is critical. Here’s how to make the most of handovers

Care after death: the grief journey for those bereaved during COVID-19

How a redeployed nursing team supported families affected by visiting restrictions

Keeping older patients active: undoing the adverse effects of lockdown

The challenge of addressing deconditioning, that unwelcome by-product of social distancing

The value and ethics of dementia research in the wake of COVID-19

Researchers are keen for findings on the effects of the pandemic, but sensitivity must be considered

Care homes and COVID-19: the hidden impact of visiting restrictions

Without steps to allow families access, the psychological effect of lockdowns will be immense

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Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

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Picture shows an older man being assisted by a medic in a promotional picture for the 30 Days Wild challenge.

Connect with nature and brighten darkest days

Taking part in a challenge to spend time closer to nature can reduce stress and depression

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Picture shows a resident of Wren Hall nursing home talking to a medic who is wearing personal protective equipment

Some care homes may not survive COVID-19

Anita Astle says pandemic has pushed her to the brink and her nursing home towards bankruptcy

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Community collaboration

When this is all over, I don’t think things will go back to how they were

Our community nursing teams have increased collaboration and enhanced rapid discharge

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Keep a high index of suspicion for COVID-19 in older patients

Follow advice from PHE and be aware that older patients can become suddenly unwell
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COVID-19: how to protect people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Those with COPD should self-isolate to avoid infection, but nurses can provide care remotely
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COVID-19: how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

Blurring organisational boundaries and how we share information are among the changes

Nurses should be delirium champions and identify people at risk as early as possible

Many risk factors can be mitigated and nurses need to be knowledgeable about it
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Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

How Marie Curie's Talkabout campaign tackles taboo around death and dying

Early and open conversations can make a huge difference to the end of life experience

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