Posted by:28 October, 2013
Brownhill KM (2013) Training care homes to reduce avoidable harm. Nursing Times; 109: 43, 20-22.
This article discusses a project of introducing training to unregistered health professionals working in a care home.
“This article demonstrates the effectiveness of using workshop-based education and service-improvement models in care homes. The models were designed around both threshold and predictive modelling and were intended to raise awareness of the symptoms that may result from a fall, pressure ulcers or urinary tract infections.
“The project exceeded our targets. Preventive assessments, care planning and timely referrals resulted in a reduction in avoidable hospital admissions and district nurse and GP visits.”
- What do you think of this project?
- Should care home staff all have the same, compulsory training?
- Should care homes decide on their own level of training?
- What problems could this sort of project incur?
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