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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 ICNus

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Launch date: 03 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

Reference: 192749

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Description

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

Explain the main causes of agitation in older people.
After reading this module you should be able to explain the main causes of agitation in older people.
Identify alternatives to pharmaceutical treatment.
After reading this module you should be able to identify alternatives to pharmaceutical treatment.
Jane Caroline Pritchard and Ami Brighty

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Jane Caroline Pritchard and Ami Brighty
on behalf of ICNus

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.

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

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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