2019 Graduate Student Showcase
 

Title of Submission

Staff Injury Prevention Through Dementia Patient-Centered Care Education

Degree Program

Nursing, DNP

Major Advisor Name

Sara Ahten

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster

Judging Session

10:30am - 12pm - Judging Session #2

Abstract

Problem Description

In the hospital, clinicians are getting injured caring for dementia patients.

Intervention

Clinicians received one session focused on dementia knowledge, communication skills and interventions to care for dementia patients.

Results

Before and after comparison demonstrated dementia knowledge increased by ~20%; communication increased by ~7%; and use of interventions increased by ~5%.

Conclusion

Dementia education showed an increase in clinician self-efficacy in providing care to the dementia patient which may lead to a reduction in clinician injuries. Further analysis needed to determine if more than one or longer sessions would improve the clinicians’ communication skills and use of interventions.

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