This evidence review was commissioned by executive nurses from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire CCGs. It analyses the risks of elderly patients whilst in hospital including medication errors, delirium, falls, pressure sores, infections and frailty. It also looks at what might be done and how these models can be implemented.
This paper by Caroline Lecko looks at the scale of avoidable harm associated with the provision of nutrition and hydration, the relationship with patient safety and lessons from the Francis report.
The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of in-facility multi-component delirium prevention programs.
This paper outlines an evidence-based approach to preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in older people in hospital.
These Nutrition Society conference symposium proceedings, delivered jointly with the British Dietetic Association, examine factors which create barriers to the provision of good nutritional care in frail older people.