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The clinical utility of a suite of continence assessment tools for use in residential aged care facilities

O'Connell, B., Ostaszkiewicz, J., Hawkins, M. and Gilbee, A. 2009, The clinical utility of a suite of continence assessment tools for use in residential aged care facilities, in ICS 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 International Continence Society Conference, ICS, [San Francisco, Calif.], pp. 1-2.

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Title The clinical utility of a suite of continence assessment tools for use in residential aged care facilities
Author(s) O'Connell, B.
Ostaszkiewicz, J.
Hawkins, M.
Gilbee, A.
Conference name International Continence Society. Conference (2009 : San Francisco, California)
Conference location San Francisco, California
Conference dates 29 Sept.-3 Oct. 2009
Title of proceedings ICS 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 International Continence Society Conference
Publication date 2009
Start page 1
End page 2
Publisher ICS
Place of publication [San Francisco, Calif.]
Summary According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 80% of direct care in nursing homes in the USA is provided by workforce that has least formal education about patient care (1). This situation is echoed in Australian residential aged care facilities where the day-to-day management is largely provided by unregulated workers (i.e. nursing assistants, personal carers and nursing aides) and is overseen by registered nurses. Some facilities additionally have access to expert advice from continence nurse advisors. In order to assist the residential aged care workforce to provide continence care that is evidence-based, a team of researchers developed and trialled a suite of continence assessment tools that were mainly targeted to unregulated workers. This paper presents information on the development of the tools (Stage 1) and on their evaluation (Stage 2).
Language eng
Field of Research 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920502 Health Related to Ageing
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028938

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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