Translating Evidence Into Practice in the Residential Aged Care Setting: Long Term Sustainability of the Champions for Skin Integrity Model

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335247
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Translating Evidence Into Practice in the Residential Aged Care Setting: Long Term Sustainability of the Champions for Skin Integrity Model
Other Titles:
Best Practices in Long-Term Care Facilities
Author(s):
Finlayson, Kathleen; Gibb, Michelle; Edwards, Helen Ethel; Chang, Anne M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Delta-at-Large
Author Details:
Kathleen Finlayson, PhD, MN, BN, k.finlayson@qut.edu.au; Michelle Gibb, MNS (NP), BN; Helen Ethel Edwards, OAM, PhD, BA (Hons), BA, DipApSc, RN; Anne M. Chang, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Background and Aim: The incidence of both chronic and acute wounds increases with age and wound care is thus a significant issue for carers and consumers in aged care facilities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long term sustainability of strategies introduced as part of the Champions for Skin Integrity (CSI) model of evidence based wound management, in order to guide development of strategies and resources for national dissemination of the project. Methods: A telephone interview and postal survey was undertaken in late 2012 with 13 Champions for Skin Integrity from seven aged care facilities, who had participated in a project to introduce the CSI Model during 2008 - 2010. The Champions for Skin Integrity model was based on multi-faceted evidence based strategies to promote transfer of evidence into practice and was implemented over a six month period sequentially in each facility. Results: In the initial implementation phase of the Champions for Skin Integrity model, significant changes were found in increased implementation of evidence based wound management and prevention, associated with significant decreases in the prevalence and severity of pressure injuries, leg ulcers and skin tears (p<0.05). Two years after completion of the initial phase, although some participants reported that factors such as logistical problems and costs hindered implementation of some evidence based recommendations; 92% of the CSIs stated they had been able to sustain changes to their wound care practice, had improved knowledge and confidence, improved resident outcomes had been maintained, and the project resources remained in use. Conclusion: Findings from this study informed the development of a plan for national dissemination of the CSI Model, including refinement and updating of resources and a national series of 'train the trainer' workshops. This Project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services under the Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care program.
Keywords:
wound care; sustainability; translational research
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14M13
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTranslating Evidence Into Practice in the Residential Aged Care Setting: Long Term Sustainability of the Champions for Skin Integrity Modelen
dc.title.alternativeBest Practices in Long-Term Care Facilitiesen
dc.contributor.authorFinlayson, Kathleenen
dc.contributor.authorGibb, Michelleen
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Helen Ethelen
dc.contributor.authorChang, Anne M.en
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Delta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsKathleen Finlayson, PhD, MN, BN, k.finlayson@qut.edu.au; Michelle Gibb, MNS (NP), BN; Helen Ethel Edwards, OAM, PhD, BA (Hons), BA, DipApSc, RN; Anne M. Chang, PhD, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335247-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Background and Aim: The incidence of both chronic and acute wounds increases with age and wound care is thus a significant issue for carers and consumers in aged care facilities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long term sustainability of strategies introduced as part of the Champions for Skin Integrity (CSI) model of evidence based wound management, in order to guide development of strategies and resources for national dissemination of the project. Methods: A telephone interview and postal survey was undertaken in late 2012 with 13 Champions for Skin Integrity from seven aged care facilities, who had participated in a project to introduce the CSI Model during 2008 - 2010. The Champions for Skin Integrity model was based on multi-faceted evidence based strategies to promote transfer of evidence into practice and was implemented over a six month period sequentially in each facility. Results: In the initial implementation phase of the Champions for Skin Integrity model, significant changes were found in increased implementation of evidence based wound management and prevention, associated with significant decreases in the prevalence and severity of pressure injuries, leg ulcers and skin tears (p<0.05). Two years after completion of the initial phase, although some participants reported that factors such as logistical problems and costs hindered implementation of some evidence based recommendations; 92% of the CSIs stated they had been able to sustain changes to their wound care practice, had improved knowledge and confidence, improved resident outcomes had been maintained, and the project resources remained in use. Conclusion: Findings from this study informed the development of a plan for national dissemination of the CSI Model, including refinement and updating of resources and a national series of 'train the trainer' workshops. This Project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services under the Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care program.en
dc.subjectwound careen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjecttranslational researchen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:47:53Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:47:53Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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