Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

Elizabeth Wettlaufer is Canada’s first known healthcare serial killer (HCSK). [1] In June 2017, she was convicted of eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder, and two counts of aggravated assault (the Offences). She committed the Offences between 2007 and 2016 in the course of her work as a registered nurse. InContinue reading “Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System”

Transition to Care Home Nursing

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Transition to Care Home Nursing is an information resource for nurses working in a care home setting. The resource, written by Queen’s Nurse Sharon Aldridge-Bent, is structured into ten chapters on subjects including the fundamentals of nursing care, safe working and regulation, adults at risk, dementia care, building relationships with family,Continue reading “Transition to Care Home Nursing”

Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes

Care Provider Alliance – Contents Introduction Foreword Background Aligning care homes to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) About Primary Care Networks (PCNs) The Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) service The PCN clinical lead role The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) MDTs and dementia care The weekly home round What to expect How to prepare for the MDTContinue reading “Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes”

Social care nursing is a unique profession – Covid-19 must not tarnish its appeal   –   Nursing in Practice

Best estimates tell us we have between 42-45,000 nurses working in social care in England. But the official figures tell us of the 15,500 residential homes in England there are not much over 4,000 with nurses – so less than a third.  With increased complexity and the sizable strain placed on nursing homes we mustContinue reading “Social care nursing is a unique profession – Covid-19 must not tarnish its appeal   –   Nursing in Practice”

Suddenly it appeared that everyone was an expert in care homes and yet it felt like nobody was actually asking the people who live and work in care homes what they thought.

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The Care Home Handbook

The sections covered in the handbook are comprehensive and nothing about care home life is left untouched. Additionally, there is an external focus on engagement  with working with other professionals in the health and care systems. Each section is helpful, brief and accessible and reports the topics through the personalisation lens. This book should beContinue reading “The Care Home Handbook”

Care homes and the spread of COVID-19

Care homes and the spread of COVID-19 | PSSRU Many of us will have relatives and friends that live or work in a care home and so we will have some idea of what is going on within them during the pandemic through both this and the increasing press coverage. As we hear the newsContinue reading “Care homes and the spread of COVID-19”

Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility | NEJM

Abstract Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can spread rapidly within skilled nursing facilities. After identification of a case of Covid-19 in a skilled nursing facility, we assessed transmission and evaluated the adequacy of symptom-based screening to identify infections in residents. Methods We conducted two serial point-prevalence surveys, 1 week apart, inContinue reading “Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility | NEJM”