Royal College of Nursing steps into the future with online tool

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has created a new online resource to support nursing staff working in care homes.

The programme, Care Home Journey, will allow members to follow a number of resident’s journeys through pre-admission to their end of life at fictional care home, Red Cedars Care Village.

Dawne Garrett, RCN professional lead for older people and dementia, said: “More than 30,000 RCN members are based in care homes, and their work is complex and highly skilled. It requires a broad, in-depth and specialist knowledge of both short and long-term conditions associated with ageing.” The resource demonstrates the role of nursing staff when supporting the resident, their families and colleagues at each stage of their care.

“This interactive resource brings together all the expertise and support the RCN can offer to nursing staff working in this area, and I hope it will help answer the clinical questions that frequently affect those caring for older people.” The RCN are a membership organisation of over 435,000 registered nurses, midwives, health care assistants and nursing students.

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