Introduction Talking and listening form the bulk of our work other than our routine work of caring for the patient directly. However, nothing stresses us out more than communicating with the patients’ family members or sometimes the patients themselves. Moreover, effective communication can immediately improve the nursing care without ever changing anything else in the […]
Nursing Home, Elderly Care
Our doctors are supporting the medical care of Grace Lodge Nursing Home.
Our nurses at the nursing home are always working very hard for the benefit of our patients.
This page is dedicated to them and to archive all the useful information in their daily work.
May we find inspiration in our work every day!
Introduction The nursing home is a unique environment which is quite different from the “usual settings” that you have worked in. From a small survey in other countries by , nurses working in nursing homes highlighted high levels of responsibility, low levels of support and remuneration and frustrations related to the complexities and demands of their […]
Introduction Dementia patients are quite different from one another (heterogenous). They vary in the speed at which their disease progresses and also in their care needs. It can also be extremely difficult to predict the disease trajectory especially in advanced dementia. Nonetheless, a dementia patient will invariably have many palliative needs towards the end of […]
Recognising a Sick Patient in a Nursing Home Setting Patients in the nursing home are chronically sick. Most patients are admitted due to long-term medical problems that make them difficult to care for in their own homes. They are usually stable, but sometimes their conditions can flare up, requiring medical attention. This article is to […]
This is an article about the medications that we use in dementia patients. If you are looking for information about dementia care in the clinic, click here. If you are looking for information about behavioural interventions in a nursing home, click here. We generally use: Medications that try to improve the cognitive state of patients with dementia Cholinesterase inhibitors […]
<dear nurses, could you contribute a picture with all these tubes in a same picture please?> <Nurses are expert in this, please help contribute content> Urine cateters (IDC) / Suprapubic cateters (SPC) Why does your patient need a urine cateter? Types of cateters <pic> Foley cateters need to be changed every month. <pic> Silicon cateters need […]
Introduction Palliative care is an extension of our good care provided to all patients, irregardless of whether they have a life-limiting illness or not. I like to call it “Good Practice”. Like how we would provide basic medical care, basic food and basic nursing care to patients, we must provide a platform for our patients […]
Introduction It can be very frustrating to us doctors and nurses trying to “play God” and try to predict “how long more the patient can live”. Yet, it can be very useful for us to try to prognosticate the patient’s impending death for the following reasons. It allows us to communicate with more confidence to […]
What is Dementia? It is a disease related to the degeneration of the brain tissues causing deficiencies in certain domains of patient function. The more detailed definition is here. This document below covers more basic ground. Please read through them if you haven’t done so. Some things not covered by the document above: Other common […]
Introduction How common is diarrhea? What are the common causes? Food poisoning Food sensitivity Viral/Bacterial infections Overflow diarrhea C Diff diarrhea Medication induced diarrhea How to differenciate? history and PE What is C diff diarrhea? Signs and how to diagnose How to treat diarrhea? Medications non meds When should they be referred to the emergency? […]
Introduction Scabies is a parasitic infection due to the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. It is spread from person to person by direct contact (directly touching). The mite can survive for 24 to 36 hours out of the human body. It is uncommon but possible to catch the infection by touching contaminated linen. What are the symptoms? The […]