Keeping aged care residents at their home rather than ED presentations

Assit aged care facilities with advanced education such as reconition of the deteriorating resident 

Why the contribution is important

A number of my RNs are new graduates or sponsored  and  who require additional education and support. Additionally care staff are AINs who may or may not have a cert 111 in aged care

This will allow earlier recognition of an  illnes before it becomes acute, particularly over the weekends

by JackyF on August 12, 2019 at 11:21AM

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  • Posted by kylie August 12, 2019 at 22:17

    Wouldn't it be more cost affective to have them seen in their nursing home and possibly hire a nurse to go around the homes and give whatever meds the doctors require rather then the lengthy stays we have in hospitals. This would also free up QAS and stop the hospitals becoming expensive nursing homes themselves
  • Posted by SonyaOsborne August 17, 2019 at 05:19

    There are some examples already of how this might look, eg The EDDIE Study in FNQ, that could be translated here. The key to successful and sustainable implementation for this or any project would be to use an implementation science approach to ensure any implementation plan targets the contextual barriers to implementation.
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