The QNI published the Transition to Care Home Nursing Resource in 2018.

The resource, written by Queen’s Nurse Sharon Aldridge-Bent with input from an external review group of nurses and professionals who work in or have responsibilities for residents in the care home setting, is structured into ten chapters. There are specific chapters on subjects such as the fundamentals of nursing care, safe working and regulation, adults at risk, dementia care, building relationships with family, and career development.

The resource is intended for registered nurses who may have overall responsibility for nursing within the care home environment, as well as educators, students, and unregistered carers who work in this setting. As with its other Transition resources, the QNI recommends that the Transition to Care Home Nursing is used with the support of an experienced mentor.

You can read a full press release about the resource here.

You can download a sample chapter from the resource on the right hand side of this page. This chapter is featured in Section B of the resource – Working in the Care Home with Nursing Setting and is titled ‘Resident Focus – Fundamentals of nursing home care.’

This chapter aims to:

  • Define Long Term Conditions and their impact on the older person
  • Identify common health conditions associated with ageing
  • Consider the clinical and nursing skills required
  • Understand some of the additional complexity when working with co-morbidity
  • Consider the role of the registered care home nurse when caring for residents at the end of life.

You can purchase a complete hard copy of the resource in The QNI shop, priced at £10 plus £1.50 P&P.

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