RCN launches publications for nurses working with older people
Published: 05 October 2012
The Royal College of Nursing has launched new guidance on staffing levels for nursing staff working with older people.
Safe Staffing for Older People’s Wards: An RCN Toolkit provides a simple, practical way to explore nursing staff levels on older people’s wards, or wards where the large majority of patients are older people, and to determine whether they meet the RCN recommendations for safe care.
The toolkit can be used to support a review of staffing on hospital wards where older people are cared for. It can also be used to help address any associated leadership and workforce issues and provides guidance on developing an action plan that will identify how, and to whom, actions should be addressed.
The Safe Staffing for Older People’s Ward Calculator is included an appendix in the toolkit, but us also available as a standalone resource.
Access the publications from www.rcn.org.uk/publications