Development of an education program to improve care of patients with dementia in an acute care setting

Nayton, Kate, Fielding, Elaine, Brooks, Deborah, Graham, Frederick A., & Beattie, Elizabeth (2014) Development of an education program to improve care of patients with dementia in an acute care setting. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(12), pp. 552-558.

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Abstract

As the population ages, the number of people with dementia in acute care environments is projected to increase rapidly. However, many acute care nurses have undertaken little or no dementia training, potentially leading to reduced quality of care for these patients. This article details the development and delivery of a tailored education program to improve the quality of care of people with dementia in a large, urban hospital in Australia. Designed specifically for the existing context, environment and knowledge levels, the program was developed from multiple inputs, including: expert opinion, literature on workplace and dementia care training, and feedback from participants. The program was delivered to acute care nurses and allied health staff within an outcome based, microteaching model. The broader applicability of the development and delivery techniques used in this program is also discussed.

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ID Code: 79969
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: dementia, education, acute care, nursing
DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20141023-04
ISSN: 0022-0124
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Aged Care Nursing (111001)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Medicine Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright Slack, Inc.
Deposited On: 13 Jan 2015 23:42
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 19:50

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