ACCERT: aged care community education research training

Moloney, Clint W. and Taylor, Melissa (2013) ACCERT: aged care community education research training. In: Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention (JBI 2013): The 2013 Campaign for Getting Evidence into Policy, 21-23 Oct 2013, Adelaide, Australia.

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Objectives: The ACCERT project has undertaken a Clinical Risk Audit within Anglicare Southern Queensland (ASQ) with the intent of identifying gaps in client or resident care standards. Audit data was mapped across existing (ASQ) risk data resulting in a Clinical Risk Register and a Research Priorities Register. Using these 2 Registers six Evidence Utilisation Projects were prioritised using integrated risk management weightings, based on actual and potential risk. Anglicare then identified from its workforce six Research Champions (Research Fellows) that would focus on one of the six research utilisation projects. These staff were drawn from the EN-RN and Allied Health disciplines, and were selected based on two criteria – being self-motivated and having a desire for further education and learning as part of their own career development. They were selected jointly by the ASQ and USQ TRACS project team. Topics chosen for implementation will include sleep screening using wrist actigraphy, falls risk screening in the home, polypharmacy screening in the community, and nutritional risk screening in the community.
Methods: During the implementation phase of the six research fellow (Evidence Utilisation Projects) the ACCERT project team will undertake qualitative research assessment on staff perceptions of research utilisation practice and evidence based practice ascertaining the facilitators and barriers to change. Concurrently a PhD candidate will undertake qualitative research assessment on clinical care staff perceptions of leadership and its influence in the clinical learning environment of aged care facilities with ASQ.
Conclusion: In 2014, the ACCERT team aim to establish an Evidence Utilisation Centre, part of which will involve developing frameworks that will utilise clinical audit findings as a to prioritise future research utilisation projects. The sole aim will be to leave ASQ with a positive research utilisation culture and a central hub of skilled research staff that can champion further change.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: 2013 © Joanna Briggs Institute. ALL Rights Reserved. Those interested in building research awareness and improving research cultures in health-care should contact this research team. This research is current up until the end of 2014.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2013 23:50
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 03:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: research; continuing education; aged care; clinical learning environment
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/1744-1609.12034

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