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PRINCIPLE 6: Staff education on caring for older people with confusion

Staff are supported through training, education and leadership to enable them to deliver skilled, timely and knowledgeable care to the older person with confusion.

Key Principles

Educational interventions are most effective when formal teaching is interactive and combined with practice-based enabling and reinforcing strategies, such as modelling and case based discussion.

Education approach

To meet the education principles, hospitals need to consider a comprehensive education approach for all staff, (i.e. interventions to increase awareness; educational activities at the ward and hospital levels; and promotion of external educational resources and opportunities, where relevant)

Key Principles