Resource Audience Type: Academics

How to Screen Older Adults for Delirium

Education Toolkit: How to Screen Older Adults for Delirium using the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)

This toolkit is designed as a health professions education resource for educators seeking to teach healthcare staff and students on using the CAM to screen older adults for delirium in long-term care. The content of this education places specific emphasis on how to recognize signs and symptoms of delirium, when and how to screen for delirium using the CAM, and strategies to promote safety and wellness in people with delirium. Experiential learning techniques include the use of video simulations (found in Education Toolkit Part 2-3) for participants to practice and receive feedback using the screening forms. Slides, handouts, and evaluation materials are also included for adaptation and use by the educator.

 

 

How Data Improves Quality of Care

Using Data to Improve Quality of Care for Long-Term Care Residents in Ontario

On February 11, 2016, the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the value of health administration data at the provincial and local (i.e. long-term care home) levels.

This webinar recording outlines how to better understand the “alphabet soup of acronyms” and how to embrace long-term care (LTC) data as we strive to improve care and to make evidence-informed decisions. The presenters guide participants through the world of provincial data, giving clear examples of how large health administration databases can help improve quality of care in LTC.

Presenters

Peter Tanuseputro, MHSc, MD, CCFP, FRCPC Peter is trained as a Public Health and Preventive Medicine physician, and as a Family Physician (University of Toronto). His research includes using linked health administrative databases to develop population perspectives on health care use, and cost associated with aging and end of life in Ontario. At the Ontario CLRI, Peter is using routinely collected data held at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences to follow all Ontarians prior, during, and after admission into LTC.

Kathy Greene, BScOT, MPA Kathy attained a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master of Public Administration. She worked as an OT before becoming an Admission Coordinator and Coordinator for the NRS System, later transitioning to the position of Clinical Manager for Bruyère’s Geriatric Rehabilitation Service. Today, Ms. Greene is Bruyère’s Director of Decision Support, Admissions, Health Records and Staff Scheduling.

Webinar Recording


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Frail Aging Simulation

This toolkit and videos support educators in creating experiential learning experiences to foster empathy and an improved understanding of the physical changes and social bias often experienced by older adults living with frailty.

Toolkit: Frail Aging Simulation

Simulation is the imitation or emulation of some real thing, state of affairs or process. It is a methodology to help achieve educational goals. The most powerful and efficacious simulations are conducted based on strong educational principles, run by expert facilitators and within the context of the objectives of a curriculum. Simulation used for healthcare encompasses a range of activities that share a broad, similar purpose: to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare services.

Frail Aging Simulation: Take a Walk in Their Shoes

Experiential learning to enhance empathy and knowledge of frail aging.

DIY Frail Aging Simulation Suit Video
This videos supports long-term care educators in creating experiential learning experiences to foster empathy and an improved understanding of the physical changes and social bias often experienced by older adults living with frailty.