New online resource to support nursing staff working in care homes.
The RCN has created an online resource to support nursing staff working in care homes.
Care Home Journey provides members with the opportunity to follow a number of resident journeys through pre-admission to end of life at a fictional care home, Red Cedars Care Village.
Each section of the resource demonstrates the role of nursing staff when supporting the resident, their families and colleagues at each stage of their care.
Dawne Garrett, RCN Professional Lead for Older People and Dementia, said: “More than 30,000 RCN members are based in care homes, and their work is complex and highly skilled. It requires a broad, in-depth and specialist knowledge of both short and long-term conditions associated with ageing.
“This interactive resource brings together all the expertise and support the RCN can offer to nursing staff working in this area, and I hope it will help answer the clinical questions that frequently affect those caring for older people.”