Praising the outstanding nursing talent

Welcome to the June issue of Nursing Older People. RCNi has recently launched an online frailty resource in conjunction with the RCN older people’s forum. Access to this valuable resource is included in your subscription to the journal and I’d encourage you to take the opportunity to visit it.

It aims to help you keep up to date in application of evidence-based models and tools, effectively meeting the healthcare needs of the older population in any care setting.

The multimedia information and education content includes a peer-reviewed, RCN-accredited learning module; case study videos showing the application of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in acute and community settings; and features on frailty, including one that you can share with older people and their families, helping to promote patient empowerment and self-care. It reflects current evidence on the complex health and social needs of older people, and state-of-the-art practice using CGA, frailty assessment and management planning.

Nursing talent

In this issue, we are delighted to feature the achievements of our cover stars, community matrons Susan Wills and Dena Ross, who won the Nursing Older People award at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017.

Their work has supported care homes to manage residents’ needs more confidently and effectively, reducing unplanned and avoidable hospital attendances by 10% and admissions by 26%. They attribute their success to their clinical credibility, communication skills and buy-in at all levels up to care home chief executive and trust board.

Congratulations to Susan and Dena for their outstanding work. 

Access the resource at rcni.com/frailty