Ballarat Health Service leading National Rollout of Dementia Care in Hospitals
Posted: 20/11/2017 |
Reducing harm to vulnerable populations
Forty percent of hospital patients over 65 have Cognitive Impairment. These patients have a threefold risk for Hospital-Acquired Complications; urinary tract infection, pneumonia, pressure Injury, or delirium. Ballarat Health Services in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia and consumers developed the DCHP program that reduces harm using a:
- -- validated screening tool >65 yrs.
- -- nine key communication strategies for all who engage with the patient.
- -- bedside Cognitive Impairment Identifier to alert staff as to their responsibilities to the patient
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