Journal article

Evaluation of IMproving Palliative Care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D) a Staff Simulation Training Intervention to Improve Palliative Care of People with Advanced Dementia Living in Nursing Homes: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial

Joanne Tropea, Debra Nestel, Christina E Johnson, Barbara J Hayes, Anastasia F Hutchinson, Caroline A Brand, Brian H Le, Irene Blackberry, Gideon A Caplan, Ross Bicknell, Graham Hepworth, Wen K Lim

Abstract

Abstract BackgroundAccess to palliative and end-of-life care for people with dementia living in nursing homes is suboptimal. Nursing home staff require training in palliative care for dementia to equip them with knowledge and skills to deliver high quality care. ObjectiveThe primary aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of a simulation training intervention (IMPETUS-D) aimed at nursing home staff on reducing unplanned transfers to hospital and/or deaths in hospital among residents living with dementia.Design Cluster randomised controlled trial of nursing homes with process evaluation conducted alongside.Subjects & setting1304 people with dementia living in 24 nursing homes (12 interv..

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