Tag Archives: Pressure Sores

Review of Tube Feeding in Advanced Dementia (Journal of Aging Research)

Summary A narrative literature review has investigated tube feeding in persons with advanced dementia, offering a comprehensive and unbiased attempt to achieve a balanced assessment of the perceived benefits and common disadvantages of such interventons, in broad terms of quality … Continue reading

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Reducing Hospital Admissions From Care Homes (Health Foundation / PCC)

Summary A Health Foundation report indicates that perhaps over 40% of emergency hospital admissions on the part of permanent care home residents aged ≥65 years could have been avoided with better preventive primary care, community support / NHS care in care … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Updated Care of Older People in Hospital Standards (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)

Summary Revised Scottish standards concerning acute care of older people in hospital address all aspects of the patient care pathway, including initial assessment on admission, rehabilitation, care transitions and discharge planning. There are sixteen standards. Section headings comprise: Standard 1: … Continue reading

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Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline (American College of Physicians Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers / Annals of Internal Medicine / Wounds UK)

Summary The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical guideline on risk assessment and prevention for pressure ulcers. Two related articles, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, cover recommendations for the prevention of pressure ulcers, and assess the … Continue reading

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How Patients Develop Severe Pressure Ulcers: the Organisational Context (BMJ Open)

Summary The authors investigated the role played by organisational context at six sites in Yorkshire (England) in the development of severe pressure ulcers. Lessons concerning potential failures in the delivery of treatment, and some root-causes of sub-optimal care, are explored. … Continue reading

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Dementia Nurse Specialists in Acute Care (University of Southampton / RCN)

Summary This report explores the potential benefits of dementia nursing specialists in supporting people with dementia during admission to hospital and beyond. It explores the business case for developing a dementia specialist nurse role in the UK, with proposals for such nurses … Continue reading

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Potentially Preventable Complications in Hospitalised Dementia Patients: Urinary Tract Infections, Pressure Sores, Pneumonia and Delirium (BMJ Open)

Summary This article reports on work to identify the rates of potentially preventable complications for dementia patients, compared with non-dementia patients, using hospital discharge data from New South Wales (Australia) in 2006/2007. It was found that surgical dementia patients had higher … Continue reading

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Health and Care System Struggling Over Dementia (BBC News / CQC’s Care Update 2013)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded that the health and social care system in England is struggling to cater for the needs of people with dementia. It has found that both hospitals and care homes have been failing … Continue reading

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