A multicentre survey of acute hospital nursing staff training in dementia care

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324630
Title:
A multicentre survey of acute hospital nursing staff training in dementia care
Authors:
Coffey, Alice; Tyrrell, Mark; Buckley, Mary; Manning, Edmund; Browne, Vanessa; Barrett, Aoife; Timmons, Suzanne
Citation:
Coffey A et al. A multicentre survey of acute hospital nursing staff training in dementia care. Clin Nurs Stud. 2014, 2 (4) 39-46
Publisher:
Sciedu Press
Journal:
Clinical Nursing Studies
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324630
DOI:
10.5430/cns.v2n4p39
Additional Links:
http://www.sciedupress.com/journal/index.php/cns/article/view/4877
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Purpose: This paper reports on results of a study to identify education needs of nurses in acute care environments regarding dementia care in Ireland. Method: As part of a multicentre study of dementia prevalence and in-hospital course, a survey was conducted with nurses (n=151) in six acute hospitals in the south of Ireland. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics. Findings: Despite the availability of a national dementia education programme across all care services, 83% of acute hospital nursing staff perceived that they had insufficient training in dementia care, reflecting the known poor uptake of offered dementia education in acute hospitals. Over two thirds of nurses felt that education on dementia specific communication strategies was insufficient or unavailable. Nurses also reported insufficient knowledge with regard to pain assessment in patients with dementia, or alternatives to physical or chemical restraint. This lack of knowledge has implications for quality of care and may have consequences for safety of patients with dementia in acute hospitals in Ireland. Conclusion: With the expected growth in prevalence of dementia worldwide, more people with dementia will access acute hospital care. Education and training to improve dementia care needs to be prioritised in acute hospitals at senior level.
Keywords:
DEMENTIA; NURSING
ISSN:
2324-7959; 2324-7940

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, Aliceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTyrrell, Marken_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorManning, Edmunden_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Vanessaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Aoifeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTimmons, Suzanneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T12:01:59Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-11T12:01:59Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationCoffey A et al. A multicentre survey of acute hospital nursing staff training in dementia care. Clin Nurs Stud. 2014, 2 (4) 39-46en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2324-7959-
dc.identifier.issn2324-7940-
dc.identifier.doi10.5430/cns.v2n4p39-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324630-
dc.descriptionPurpose: This paper reports on results of a study to identify education needs of nurses in acute care environments regarding dementia care in Ireland. Method: As part of a multicentre study of dementia prevalence and in-hospital course, a survey was conducted with nurses (n=151) in six acute hospitals in the south of Ireland. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics. Findings: Despite the availability of a national dementia education programme across all care services, 83% of acute hospital nursing staff perceived that they had insufficient training in dementia care, reflecting the known poor uptake of offered dementia education in acute hospitals. Over two thirds of nurses felt that education on dementia specific communication strategies was insufficient or unavailable. Nurses also reported insufficient knowledge with regard to pain assessment in patients with dementia, or alternatives to physical or chemical restraint. This lack of knowledge has implications for quality of care and may have consequences for safety of patients with dementia in acute hospitals in Ireland. Conclusion: With the expected growth in prevalence of dementia worldwide, more people with dementia will access acute hospital care. Education and training to improve dementia care needs to be prioritised in acute hospitals at senior level.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSciedu Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciedupress.com/journal/index.php/cns/article/view/4877en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Clinical Nursing Studiesen_GB
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.titleA multicentre survey of acute hospital nursing staff training in dementia careen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalClinical Nursing Studiesen_GB
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