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Older people: Publications

  • 17 May 2019

    Iron Deficiency and Anaemia in Adults

    Publication Code : 007 460

    Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a widespread problem affecting an estimated two billion people worldwide and is the most common cause of anaemia seen in primary care. This guidance has been developed by expert nurses from several specialties and is for the use of nurses, health care assistants (HCAs), midwives, and health visitors from all specialties and backgrounds.Pharmacosmos UK Ltd and Vifor Pharma UK Ltd have provided funding, medical and scientific advice.

  • 27 Feb 2019

    Catheter Care

    Publication Code : 007 313

    Publication aiming to encourage widespread adoption of the National Occupational Standards across all NHS and independent health care sectors, by enabling a full understanding of the standards and providing quality care for patients. This publication is supported by B. Braun, BD Medical, Coloplast and Wellspect.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Older people in care homes: Sex, Sexuality and Intimate Relationships

    Publication Code : 007 126

    This guidance has been developed to help nurses and care staff work effectively with issues of sexuality, intimate relationships, sexual expression and sex, particularly people living in care homes. Its aim is to facilitate learning, support best practice and serve as a resource to help nurses and care staff address the needs of older service users in a professional, sensitive, legal and practical way.

  • 7 Mar 2018

    The Transition of Older People from their own Residence to a Care Home

    Publication Code : 006708

    The transition from a person‘s own home to a care home is often emotional for both the individual as well as their family and friends. This publication has been developed to support nurses working with people living in the community and nursing staff in care homes. The principles aim to underpin a person-centred transition and provide access to a wide range of useful resources.

  • 21 Feb 2014

    Improving hospital care for older people

    Publication Code : 004362

    Key messages for commissioners and NHS hospital providers.

  • 23 Apr 2013

    Rights, risks and responsibilities in service redesign for vulnerable groups

    Publication Code : 004378 ISBN : 9781908782366

    Designed to support RCN members engaged in service redesign, this publication will help identify issues and mitigate against risks.

  • 15 Nov 2012

    Safe staffing for older people's wards

    Publication Code : 004301 ISBN : 9781908782182

    Toolkit providing 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.

  • 4 Oct 2012

    Safe staffing for older people's wards calculator

    Publication Code : 004302

    Visual accompaniment to Safe staffing for older people's wards: An RCN toolkit (004301).

  • 17 Sep 2012

    Safe staffing for older people

    Publication Code : 004280 ISBN : 9781908782151

    Report builds on the existing RCN guidance and the series of recommendations published earlier this year to address issues such as diluted skill-mix on older people's wards.

  • 26 Mar 2012

    Safe staffing for older people’s wards

    Publication Code : 004234 ISBN : 9781908782045

    Publication bringing together findings from the RCN's forthcoming report on safe staffing for older people's wards. Builds existing RCN guidance and lays out a series of recommendations to address issues such as diluted skill-mix on older people's wards.

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