Development of a clinical pathway for BPSD care: A tool to improve resident outcomes.

Research to develop a clinical pathway based on best-practice evidence for use in the management of BPSD in Australian residential aged care facilities has been completed. A multidisciplinary team from Eldercare Inc. worked with RBRC researchers to contextualise the proposed clinical pathway to local needs and improve its ease of use and clarity.

The clinical pathway was developed to enhance the translation of evidence into practice for the management of BPSD in RACFs, specifically for use by nurses and the care workers under their direction. 

The clinical pathway was tested for feasibility at one memory support unit and assessed for implementability and acceptability to staff. The BPSD clinical pathway was easy to implement and well accepted by nursing and clinical care staff as part of standard care and practice. Staff have indicated the pathway has become embedded in the site processes and they will continue to use it even though the trial period has ended. Further testing will be needed to examine the feasibility of the pathway in other RACFs, and to assess the efficacy of the pathway on resident and staff outcomes. 

For more information on the project please contact Professor Marion Eckert,  

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Evaluation of the Midwifery Model of Care Pilot

Yorke and Northern Local Health Network (June 2021)

The RBRC conducted an evaluation of a new midwifery model of care (MoC) in regional SA with the aim to inform SA Health of the effectiveness of the implementation, acceptability, and sustainability of the model.  The model  is an all risk caseload model of care whereby midwives are employed to work in collaboration with general practitioners (GP)/ obstetricians across five birthing sites  in the region. This pragmatic evaluation looked at the broader clinical, consumer, and workforce outcomes and assessed the viability of the MoC at the wider service systems level.

Thank you to all those that participated (clinicians and consumers). We value your input and the time you took to participate in focus groups and/or surveys.

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COVID-19 and your Wellbeing Survey

Thank you to participants - Your voice is vital in helping us to advocate for improvements that will lead to better policy and practice to improve workforce wellbeing, job satisfaction and quality of care

The results from the survey will inform research that improves Australia's preparedness to ensure the health system has the appropriate support and resources for the emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing of the workforce during a pandemic. 

Thank you to all those who participated. We value your input and the time you took to complete the survey. 

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The 2019 Nursing and Midwifery Climate and Safety Survey - Thank you to participants

There have been significant changes in the health system in South Australia that have required nurses and midwives to adapt to new models of care, processes, technology as well as re-location of services. The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre recently conducted a nursing and midwifery organisational climate and safety survey. 

Thank you to all those who participated. We value your input and the time you took to complete the survey.

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Nursing and Midwifery Climate Survey Reports

The 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Climate Survey Report

In 2017, the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre conducted the first state-wide Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Climate Survey in more than ten years.  We heard from almost 2000 nurses and midwives last time and hope to hear from you again.  The results of the last survey were tabled with SA Health, provided to every network and report to a Senate Inquiry into fatigue and bullying.

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