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Improving knowledge of continence care to prevent skin damage associated with incontinence

This improvement programme was deemed exempt from ethics review according to local Trust policy.

The ‘loneliness pandemic’: implications for gerontological nursing

All human beings develop an intrinsic need to remain connected with others, therefore social distancing—ie, efforts to maintain physical distance between people and reduce in-person contact to reduce...

The what, who, why and how of skin tears in the community and care homes

Older people can experience a variety of skin problems including skin tears, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and oedema. The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) (

Contemporary considerations relating to health promotion and older people

The WHO (2015) advocates ‘healthy ageing’ as a goal for life, describing it as a process incorporating the development and maintenance of functional ability to facilitate wellbeing in later life..

Minimising pain and medical adhesive related skin injuries in vulnerable patients

When adhesive tapes or dressings are removed from unprotected skin, varying amounts of superficial stratum corneum are removed along with them and this may be further exacerbated by the repeated...

The role of the registered nurse in supporting frailty in care homes

‘Any interaction between an older person and a health or social care professional should include an assessment which helps to identify if the individual has frailty.’.

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