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


Problem Description

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


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


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


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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