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The scenario allows nurses to practice what they need to do”: Evaluating innovative delirium care education using clinical simulation

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Aim

    Evaluation of implementing an innovative delirium care intervention in acute healthcare settings,

    specifically perception of confidence and competence in delirium care and experiences of

    undertaking the education.

    Methods

    A pre-post quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate the education using surveys and

    reflective accounts. The education consisted of face-to-face and online learning, an Objective

    Structured Examinations (OSCE) and a reflective activity. The setting was aged care units

    (regional and urban), NSW, Australia. The education was delivered by senior clinicians and

    assistants in nursing role played the OSCE scenarios. The participants were registered nurses,

    medical interns, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

    Results

    A total of 113 clinicians completed the education. Statistically significant improvements were

    recorded at the regional hospital in perceived confidence (p≤ 0.000) and competence (p≤ 0.000) in

    delirium care. At the urban hospital the pre and post test scores were high (no statistically

    significant changes). Participants were overwhelmingly highly satisfied with the education

    (87.50%). At the urban hospital, the senior nurses amended their annual education programme to

    include this intervention as usual business.

    Conclusion

    The inclusion of an OSCE in an education intervention resulted in increased perceived in the

    confidence and competence of delirium care. This study was extended in 2018 to be undertaken

    in intensive care units in Taipei, Taiwan where a randomised controlled trial with non-OSCE

    education as the control. In NSW, Australia, the private sector will implement this study with the

    addition of a post-intervention observation of practice to the real-life effects of the intervention.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Montgomery, A., Traynor, V., Chang, H., Smerdely, P., McAllan, P. E. & Riley-Henderson, A. (2018). The scenario allows nurses to practice what they need to do”: Evaluating innovative delirium care education using clinical simulation. The Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM) (pp. 88-88). Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia.

Start Page


  • 88

End Page


  • 88

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Aim

    Evaluation of implementing an innovative delirium care intervention in acute healthcare settings,

    specifically perception of confidence and competence in delirium care and experiences of

    undertaking the education.

    Methods

    A pre-post quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate the education using surveys and

    reflective accounts. The education consisted of face-to-face and online learning, an Objective

    Structured Examinations (OSCE) and a reflective activity. The setting was aged care units

    (regional and urban), NSW, Australia. The education was delivered by senior clinicians and

    assistants in nursing role played the OSCE scenarios. The participants were registered nurses,

    medical interns, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

    Results

    A total of 113 clinicians completed the education. Statistically significant improvements were

    recorded at the regional hospital in perceived confidence (p≤ 0.000) and competence (p≤ 0.000) in

    delirium care. At the urban hospital the pre and post test scores were high (no statistically

    significant changes). Participants were overwhelmingly highly satisfied with the education

    (87.50%). At the urban hospital, the senior nurses amended their annual education programme to

    include this intervention as usual business.

    Conclusion

    The inclusion of an OSCE in an education intervention resulted in increased perceived in the

    confidence and competence of delirium care. This study was extended in 2018 to be undertaken

    in intensive care units in Taipei, Taiwan where a randomised controlled trial with non-OSCE

    education as the control. In NSW, Australia, the private sector will implement this study with the

    addition of a post-intervention observation of practice to the real-life effects of the intervention.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Montgomery, A., Traynor, V., Chang, H., Smerdely, P., McAllan, P. E. & Riley-Henderson, A. (2018). The scenario allows nurses to practice what they need to do”: Evaluating innovative delirium care education using clinical simulation. The Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM) (pp. 88-88). Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia.

Start Page


  • 88

End Page


  • 88

Place Of Publication


  • Australia