Fit for frailty guideline

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Frailty is a clinically recognised state of increased vulnerability. It results from ageing associated with a decline in the body's physical and psychological reserves.

This Guidelines for Nurses  summary contains practical advice for the recognition, assessment, and management of frailty in individuals in community and outpatient settings. It includes a helpful flowchart, as well as recommendations on:

  • the definition of frailty
  • recognising frailty in older people
  • frailty syndromes
  • identifying and assessing frailty
  • managing frailty.

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