Working as a student district nurse, current practice is to use the Rockwood et al (2005) frailty screening tool as part of the initial assessment. Assessment is a key element in the nursing process...
First, it is important to clarify what a skin tear is, as there can be some confusion or misconception that it is a minor issue or something far less complex than one might think..
The present commentary aims to appraise the methods used in the systematic review by Dermody et al (2020) and to expand on their findings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic..
Two key themes were identified: (i) concept of frailty and (ii) knowledge about frailty. Each theme was expanded upon via two subthemes..
Effectiveness of individually tailored exercise on functional capacity and mobility in nursing home residents
An observational cohort study was conducted in a nursing home in the province of Padua, Italy. All residents who were admitted to the nursing home between January 2014 and December 2016 were enrolled...
The findings are presented as verbatim quotes used to illustrate each theme with pseudonyms assigned to each informal carer..
The RRaT service provided by the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) is commissioned by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group and has been chosen as one of the seven ‘accelerator’...
Originally from Ireland, 76-year-old Tommy resided alone in the suburbs of a northern English town. He had worked as a teacher until he sustained a head injury many years previously. He had epilepsy,...
This programme comprises 30 minutes of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises that progress in difficulty and are performed at home at least three times per week, together with...
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