CPD modules

Caring for older people experiencing agitation

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module focuses on agitation in older people and how it is commonly associated with dementia and delirium. It examines why agitation can occur in older people and discusses current best practice, focusing on communication and non-pharmaceutical interventions. A case study is used to illustrate application in practice.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Ami Brighty, Staff nurse, Forest Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Rushden, England.


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