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  1. Identifying and managing cognitive impairment

    05 May 2016 Identifying and managing cognitive impairment

    Cognitive impairment is when a person has memory and thinking problems. All people over 70 should be screened for cognitive impairment on their first contact with a health service...

  2. Identifying and responding to multimorbidity

    16 Nov 2015

    Multimorbidity is the presence of multiple diseases and medical conditions – chronic or acute – in the one person. It requires a holistic approach which puts the patient, not the disease, at the...

  3. Identifying continence issues

    07 Mar 2017

    Continence issues are often treatable and, in some cases, reversible. Hospital admission provides an opportunity to investigate continence issues...

  4. Identifying delirium – screening and assessment

    07 Mar 2017

    Delirium assessment aims to confirm the diagnosis, identify and treat the causes, and manage and relieve the symptoms...

  5. Identifying dementia – screening and assessment

    16 Nov 2015

    All people aged 65 and over should be screened for evidence of cognitive impairment on admission to hospital...

  6. Identifying depression – screening and assessment

    07 Mar 2017

    As mild depression is common amongst older people in hospital, it is essential to conduct a screen on admission or as soon as the patient’s acute condition has stabilised...

  7. Identifying falls risks

    13 May 2016

    Screening can determine whether a person has a low or high risk of falls and assessment of risk can inform the development of prevention strategies...

  8. Identifying frailty

    03 Aug 2018

    Screening and assessing frailty should consider a person’s physical performance, nutritional status, cognition and mental health...

  9. Identifying medication risks and issues

    07 Mar 2017

    A patient is considered at risk of medication issues if they are aged over 65 years and their medication history and use should be assessed...

  10. Identifying mobility or self-care issues

    16 Nov 2015

    Screening and assessment can help us identify mobility and self-care issues and risk of falls, frailty, de-conditioning and loss of independence...