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Older people: Publications

  • 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.

  • 10 Aug 2011

    Older people in care homes: Sex, sexuality and intimate relationships

    Publication Code : 004136 ISBN : 9781906633752

    Guidance developed to help nurses and care staff work effectively with issues of sexuality, intimate relationships and sex, particularly for older people living in care homes.

  • 3 Jun 2008

    An ageing population

    Publication Code : 003222

    This publication is past the review date. Please use with caution. Resource pack considering the education and practice preparation of nursing students in the context of an ageing population and aims to promote the need for leadership, effective mentoring, best practice and positive images of nursing older people.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Let's talk about restraint

    Publication Code : 003208 ISBN : 9781904114796

    This publication is past the review date. Please use with caution. Publication aimed at nurses working with adults, with examples and case studies particularly geared towards the care of older people. Sets out what restraint is, the ethical and legal frameworks surrounding restraint and the support and guidance nursing staff should expect their employers to provide.

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