Categories for Nursing Notes

Managing and Documenting Infection Outbreaks

Elderly care providers must maintain rigorous infection prevention and control policies. Policies should allow staff to implement the necessary precautions quickly once an outbreak is confirmed.

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Infection Control

Residents live and eat in close quarters, producing abundant opportunities for infection outbreaks to occur. The spread of infection in elderly care is particularly dangerous.

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Antimicrobial stewardship

The World Health Organisation refers to antimicrobial resistance as a public health threat. Taking preventative action is critical to ensuring that antimicrobials can continue to be used well into the future.

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Advance Care Planning

According to the NHS Improving Quality data, around half a million people die each year and 75% of these are… View Article

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Claire’s Nursing Update

I am really enjoying my return to nursing. I nurse at a local care home one long day per month,… View Article

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Claire makes her return to the front lines of nursing

For quite a while I have been thinking about returning to hands on nursing.  I love my role at AutumnCare,… View Article

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Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

NICE (2018) reports that pressure ulcers are caused when an area of skin and the tissues below are damaged as… View Article

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Diabetes Week 2019

Diabetes Week 2019 runs from 10 – 16 June. The aim of Diabetes Week is to raise awareness and help… View Article

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Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Becoming out of breath can be normal.  It is how the body responds to requiring more oxygen, for example, when… View Article

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Managerial Oversight for Care Home Managers

Care Home Managers require constant oversight of the home. They must also conduct high-level analyses to mitigate potential risks and… View Article

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