The Care of older people toolkit comprises a number of key topics (domains) that contain practical, user-friendly tools to help hospital staff prevent the decline in function often experienced by older people during their hospital stay.
Each topic (domain) contains:
five tips (main things to remember) about the domain that you might like to use as a starting point
information about the domain
why the domain is important
how to identify problems in the domain area
how to prevent these problems from occurring
how to manage them if they do occur, including strategies for patients and their families or carers
what needs to be considered for discharge
an illustrative case study.
Embedded within The toolkit are links to relevant tools or resources. The link will take you to a Resource Review which contains relevant information about the resource or tool.
Some tools have a field-testing template, also embedded in the review. This has been completed for tools and resources that were developed by the domain leads as part of this project. They may also include information about how the tool was tested and the main findings.
Copies of some resources or tools are not included in The toolkit due to copyright or other issues. Refer to the Resource review page for information on how these can be obtained.
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