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Title: National rollout and evaluation of the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program. Report prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Health August 2017.
Author: MacDermott, Sean
Yates, Mark
Theobald, Meredith
Morvell, Michelle
Mohrebbi, Mohammadreza
West, Emma
Jebramek, Jessica
Watts, Jennifer
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Ballarat Health Services
Place of publication: Ballarat, Victoria
Abstract: Forty percent of hospital patients over 65 have Cognitive Impairment. These patients have a threefold risk for Hospital-Acquired Complications; urinary tract infection, pneumonia, pressure Injury, or delirium. Ballarat Health Services in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia and consumers developed the DCHP program that reduces harm using a validated screening tool >65 yrs., nine key communication strategies for all who engage with the patient, and a bedside Cognitive Impairment Identifier to alert staff as to their responsibilities to the patient.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/1130
Resource Link: https://www.healthroundtable.org/GetNews/NewsArticle/tabid/1457/itemid/369/amid/5205/ballarat-health-service-leading-national-rollout-of-dementia-care-in-hospitals.aspx
Internal ID Number: 01120
Health Subject: COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION
COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
DEMENTIA
COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IDENTIFIER
DEMENTIA CARE IN HOSPITALS PROGRAM (DCHP)
COMMUNICATION
INPATIENTS
HOSPITALIZATION
AWARENESS
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Type: Report
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