Improving the care of patients with dementia & delirium through education

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582970
Title:
Improving the care of patients with dementia & delirium through education
Authors:
O Keeffe,Jonathon
Is Part Of:
Quality Improvement Project
Affiliation:
St Vincents University Hospital, Gerontology, CNS,RNP
Issue Date:
30-Nov-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/582970
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
Project / Initiative - Background: St Vincent's University Hospital has a disctinct frail older adult population within its' catchment area. Census figures show that between 2006-2011 within subsets of the St Vincent's catchment area there has been between a 4 -26 % increase in all older adults over the age of 80. A challenge arising from this is that many will present to acute care setting with Dementia (diagnosed or undiagnosed) with a possible delirium in the setting of infection with multiple co-morbid illnesses that require complex interdisciplinary planning and care. We are seeking to improve the care of patients with both Dementia and Delirium through educatuion, the development of care pathways and, through quality and service improvement with the aid of both statutory and non-statutory bodies. Project / Initiative - Methodology: We intitailly set out on seeking an apprporiate education to meet the trianing needs of staff (all disciplines)via close collaboration between clincal specialists in older persons care and the Nursing Education team. We had a train the trainer day from Anne Quinn the development lead and expert in Dementia Care. In this regard the recently piloted Acute Care Programme delivered to us (Enabling & Enhancing Quality Care with the Person with Dementia). Following positive dicussion and feedback for the programme. We intiitaed delivering the programme to all disciplines at local level. We then invited every head of department locally to give support or nominated support to a Dementia & Delirium Steering Group for the hospital. Project / Initiative - Main Findings: Since May 2015, through joint collaboration with Clinical Specialists, Nursing Education/Practice Development and Speech and Language therapy departments 270 staff have been trained approximately. The training programme has been evaluated positively and is ongoing. Recently, our first Dementia and Delirium Steering Group convened for the first time. We have agreed our objectives and terms of reference. We are looking into to creating pathways of care for patients with Dementia and Delirium; enhancing and developing information leaflets for staff, patients and families as well as examining other quality markers that may enhance care and service delivery such as environment. The group is interdisciplinary, encompasses all disciplines and meets bi-monthly.
Keywords:
EDUCATION; DEMENTIA
Local subject classification:
Clinical Care programmes
Sponsors:
Not getting any additional funding doing the project within hospital budget

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO Keeffe,Jonathonen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-30T15:26:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-30T15:26:24Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11-30en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/582970en
dc.descriptionProject / Initiative - Background: St Vincent's University Hospital has a disctinct frail older adult population within its' catchment area. Census figures show that between 2006-2011 within subsets of the St Vincent's catchment area there has been between a 4 -26 % increase in all older adults over the age of 80. A challenge arising from this is that many will present to acute care setting with Dementia (diagnosed or undiagnosed) with a possible delirium in the setting of infection with multiple co-morbid illnesses that require complex interdisciplinary planning and care. We are seeking to improve the care of patients with both Dementia and Delirium through educatuion, the development of care pathways and, through quality and service improvement with the aid of both statutory and non-statutory bodies. Project / Initiative - Methodology: We intitailly set out on seeking an apprporiate education to meet the trianing needs of staff (all disciplines)via close collaboration between clincal specialists in older persons care and the Nursing Education team. We had a train the trainer day from Anne Quinn the development lead and expert in Dementia Care. In this regard the recently piloted Acute Care Programme delivered to us (Enabling & Enhancing Quality Care with the Person with Dementia). Following positive dicussion and feedback for the programme. We intiitaed delivering the programme to all disciplines at local level. We then invited every head of department locally to give support or nominated support to a Dementia & Delirium Steering Group for the hospital. Project / Initiative - Main Findings: Since May 2015, through joint collaboration with Clinical Specialists, Nursing Education/Practice Development and Speech and Language therapy departments 270 staff have been trained approximately. The training programme has been evaluated positively and is ongoing. Recently, our first Dementia and Delirium Steering Group convened for the first time. We have agreed our objectives and terms of reference. We are looking into to creating pathways of care for patients with Dementia and Delirium; enhancing and developing information leaflets for staff, patients and families as well as examining other quality markers that may enhance care and service delivery such as environment. The group is interdisciplinary, encompasses all disciplines and meets bi-monthly.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNot getting any additional funding doing the project within hospital budgeten
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofQuality Improvement Projecten
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen
dc.subject.otherClinical Care programmesen
dc.titleImproving the care of patients with dementia & delirium through educationen
dc.typeStudyen
dc.contributor.departmentSt Vincents University Hospital, Gerontology, CNS,RNPen
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