Tag Archives: Immobility

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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Fit for Frailty Guidance: Part 1 and Part 2 (BGS)

Summary The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has issued guidance on the care of frail older people in community and outpatient settings. Their “Fit for Frailty” guidance emerged from workshop meetings in June 2014. Part 1 supplies advice in the form … Continue reading

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Supporting Carers of People with Dementia (Carers Trust)

Summary The “A road less rocky: supporting people with dementia” report, from the Carers Trust, found that only 51% of carers questioned had received an opportunity to talk about their needs and the level of care they were able to … Continue reading

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Inflatable Leg Wraps Could Save Lives After Stroke (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary A trial involving 2,876 patients, published in the Lancet, indicates that inexpensive inflatable leg wraps may help save the lives of hospitalised patients after they have had stroke. The devices squeeze the legs regularly and help to keep blood flowing,  thereby reducing the formation of … Continue reading

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Acute Care Toolkit: Improving Care for Frail Older People (Royal College of Physicians)

Summary This is the third in a series of acute care toolkits. It recommends procedures for the initial assessment on admission, and later Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGAs), as ways to improve the care of frail older patients. The toolkit has … Continue reading

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Care of Frail Older People With Complex Needs (King’s Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund invited academics, practitioners, policy-makers and representatives from patient and voluntary organisations to the Sir Roger Bannister Health Summit, held at Leeds Castle (Kent) in November 2011, to discuss the care of frail older people with complex … Continue reading

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