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.
Resources and useful links
CHOPs/ACI educational resources
- Delirium – Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Person: An Education Series For Health ProfessionalsA series of videos produced by ACI and Northern Sydney Local Health District Carer Support Service, featuring presentations by experts on issues related to risk assessment, prevention and management of delirium by doctors and nurses in hospital settings as well as patient-centred care, communication and carer experiences.
- Allied Health WebEx SeriesVideo recordings of an education program for allied health professionals conducted by the Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (CHOPs) Program’s Allied Health Subgroup.
- Dementia Carers’ Experience VideosThe Dementia Carers’ Experience video explores experiences of dementia from the perspective of a number of different carers. It is intended for use in training and orientation of healthcare workers and other staff involved in the care of older people with dementia and their families and carers.
Training centres and e-learning
- Dementia care competency and training networkThe Dementia Care Competency and Training Network is an initiative of the NSW Dementia Action Plan. This interactive website delivers online dementia training and provides resources, research updates and support to clinicians working in rural and remote locations.
- Dementia Training Study CentresThis site provides information about the five Dementia Training Study Centres established by the Australian Government to meet the dementia-specific education and training needs of the health and aged care sector, as well as eLearning lectures and modules delivered by the website.
- Barbara’s story
List of publications
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Educational Interventions to Prevent Delirium (Abstract Only)Wand A (2011). Australasian Journal on Ageing, Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 175–185, December 2011.
- Understanding Barriers to Delirium Care: a Multicentre Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes Amongst UK Junior DoctorsDaneil Davis D, Macullich A ( 2009). Age and Ageing 2009; 38: 559–563
- A Questionnaire to Determine Nurses' Knowledge of Delirium and its Risk FactorsHare M, Wynaden D, McGowan S, Landsborough I, Speed G (2008). Contemporary Nurse, Volume 29, No. 1, pp. 23-31.
- An Educational Intervention can Prevent Delirium on Acute Medical WardsTablet N, Hudson S, Sweeney V, Sauer J, Bryant C (2005). Alistair Macdonald Robert Howard. Age and Ageing, Volume 34, No. 2, British Geriatrics Society 2005. All rights reserved. 34: 152–156. doi:10.1093/ageing/afi031
- Impact of a Delirium-Screening Tool and Multifaceted Education on Nurses' Knowledge of Delirium and Ability to Evaluate it CorrectlyGesin G, Russell BB, Lin AP, Norton HJ, Evans SL, Devlin JW. (2011). Am J Crit Care. 2012 Jan, 21(1):e1-11.