Nursing in Care Homes is a practical guide for nurses of all levels working in care homes. It is directly relevant to everyday practice and covers clinical issues such as continence care, wound care, infection control, and nutrition, as well as information on a wide range of issues including legal requirements, care home standards, and liasing with social and health care services. The revised and updated second edition includes new chapters on maximising abilities, risk management, stroke, and diabetes and calls upon the recommendations of the National Service Framework for Older People and the requirements of the Care Standards Act (2002). Concise and easy to follow, Nursing in Care Homes is an essential guide to skilled professional care for all nurses in care homes. It will also be invaluable to nursing students undertaking their placements in care homes.
The legal framework; Assessing and funding care; Confusion; Medication management; Infection control; Wound care; Continence; Management of incontinence; Risk Management; Preventing pressure sores; Nutrition; Stroke; Accessing services; Palliative Care; Diabetes; Respite care; Rehabilitation; Maximising abilities; The way forward; Index