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Wound Management Update 2019

We are delighted to announce Jan Rice has updated her program for Age Concern Pty Ltd, and it is now available to registered and enrolled nurses as an online program. The program will assist nurses to develop an understanding of the complexity of wound healing; discuss known factors influencing the healing process; examine tissue types,…

Elderly woman taking medication from pill box - AGS Beer Criteria

Updated Beers Criteria

The AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults has been updated and released this year.  It is a guide for prescribers and includes 30 individual medications or medication classes to avoid for most older peoples, as well as others that should be avoided because of diseases that individuals live with. Given…

elderly woman after having fallen down

Falls in Frail Elderly

A comparative study  by Cruz et al (2019) discusses that although evidence suggests the highest prevalence of frail fallers were users of ambulatory devices such as sticks, walkers etc., in their study, the frail fallers were not using their devices for activities of daily living. For many working in residential aged care, this will be…