Understanding why aged care residents are transferred to the ED

Grant ID: EMSS-379R29-2018

Lay Summary

In Australia, the existing model of emergency department care is struggling to cater for the needs of the older population. A large proportion of older patients arriving at emergency departments are from residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Nursing staff in RACFs often participate in decision making pertaining to transfer of residents to the emergency department, but very little research has been done on the decision making involved in this process.

The proposed mixed methods study will engage with RACF nursing staff to understand their decision to transfer a resident, their perception of communication with the emergency department, and the services that influence the decision. The project outcomes will provide a detailed understanding of existing service provision, communication between facilities, and potential gaps in education and skills.


SHARE

Amount Awarded
$55,206


Program


Grant Scheme


Status
Active


Principal Investigator:
Dr Sean Clark


Co Investigators:
Dr Marc Broadbent
Mr Apil Gurung
Ms Shannon Bakon


Associate Investigators:
Ms Christine Shaw
Dr Julia Hocking


Institution


Collaborating Institutions


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