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

Craig, Lynn (2019) The role of the registered nurse in supporting frailty in care homes. British Journal of Nursing, 28 (13). pp. 833-837. ISSN 0966-0461

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.13.833

Abstract

People in nursing and residential homes are more likely to suffer frailty. Registered nurses are a crucial component of the care delivery service and can offer support to these patients because of their complex care needs, co-morbidities and risks of unplanned admissions to secondary care. This article explores frailty and the role of the nurse in assessing for frailty. Three aspects of patient care, nutrition status, polypharmacy and exercise and cognitive function are discussed as areas where nurses can target their interventions in order to support those considered as being frail, aiming to reduce the impact of frailty and negative health outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Frailty, care homes
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 15:00
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2020 03:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40081

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