Tag Archives: Acute Hospital Care

Approaches to the Reduction of Preventable Hospital Admissions: a Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent systematic review examined the alternatives to hospital admission for older patients at risk of unplanned hospitalisation. The broad categories of interventions considered were (i) improved use of paramedic / emergency care practitioners, (ii) interventions based in emergency … Continue reading

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Approaches to Supporting Dementia-Friendly Healthcare in Hospital Settings (BMJ Open)

Summary A review implies that staff dementia awareness training, by itself alone, may not improve dementia care and / or the outcomes for patients with dementia in hospital. It appears that additional strategies such as support for staff in implementing … Continue reading

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Specialist Geriatric Wards for Older Patients With Dementia: in Ireland / N. Ireland (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary Data on 900 patients, taken from the Irish and Northern Irish audits of dementia care, was analysed to determine whether admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward yielded improvements to acute care for patients with dementia. It was found … Continue reading

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Mortality Rate of Persons With Pressure Ulcers in Hospital: a Local Audit (Wounds UK)

Summary An audit was performed at an NHS trust over a 6-month period to examine the mortality rates of patients reported to have SCALE grade 2, 3 or 4 pressure ulcers in acute care. It was found that 44% of … Continue reading

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Hospital-Based Dementia Training: a Literature Review (Aging and Mental Health)

Summary A recent review investigated the growing literature on dementia training programmes in hospital settings. It found a wide variability in the content and mode(s) of delivery; with interdisciplinary ward-based, tailor-made short sessions, using experiential and active learning, being the … Continue reading

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Pharmacist Involvement in Hospital Ward Teams and Rates of Hospital Readmission (European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A recent Swedish trial was conducted to assess whether comprehensive medication reviews performed by clinical pharmacists working on hospital wards as part of healthcare multidisciplinary team might reduce drug-related hospital readmission rates for people with dementia or cognitive impairment. … Continue reading

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Appropriate Care of Patients with Cognitive Impairment (Dementia and Delirium) in Hospital (Medical Journal of Australia / ACSQHC)

Summary General guidance for healthcare professionals on the care of older hospital patients with cognitive impairment, from Australia. Full Text Link Reference Caplan, GA. Kurrle, SE. [and] Cumming, A. (2016). Appropriate care for older people with cognitive impairment in hospital. … Continue reading

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