Principal Investigators

    Linda Schnitker


    Queensland University of Technology

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    The development and evaluation of an educational program for the care of older people with dementia in emergency departments

    Source of funding information

    Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 34,196

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Outcomes from this project will contribute to improving the way older people with dementia are cared for in emergency departments (ED). It will enable translating available evidence into clinical practice by developing adaptable educational programs for ED staff. We will work closely with experts – people living with dementia and carers and health care professional in emergency medicine and nursing, and dementia care- to develop this program by reviewing the literature and using experts’ ED clinical experiences. The program will enable older people with dementia presenting to EDs to receive guideline-supported care and improved health outcomes. For example, this educational intervention will ensure that people with dementia are screened for delirium and properly assessed for pain (so that pain is identified and managed) in ED. Finally the educational program’s implementation in two Australian EDs will occur. Feedback gathered from attendees will be used to further improve the program.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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