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Caring for older people experiencing agitation

Caring for older people experiencing agitation

Caring for older people experiencing agitation

Jane Caroline Pritchard and Ami Brighty
Jane Caroline Pritchard and Ami Brighty
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 26 Jan 2018

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2018

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Agitation commonly affects older adults, particularly those living in care homes and in hospital settings. Agitation can be distressing to experience, may be associated with poorer health outcomes and can present a challenge to staff in keeping the person and those around them safe. This learning module examines why agitation can occur in older people and discusses current best practice, focusing on communication and non-pharmaceutical interventions. Agitation is commonly associated with dementia and delirium. This module indicates how these conditions can affect the older person and their interactions with the surrounding environment. A case study is used to illustrate application in practice.

Objectives

After reading this module you should be able to:
Explain the main causes of agitation in older people.
Contribute to assessment of a person experiencing agitation.
Explain how to care for agitated older adults in a person-centred way.
Identify alternatives to pharmaceutical treatment.
Jane Caroline Pritchard and Ami Brighty

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Jane Caroline Pritchard and Ami Brighty
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Jane Caroline Pritchard, Nurse consultant, Dementia, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Rushden, England.
Ami Brighty, Staff nurse, Forest Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Rushden, England.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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