This study will evaluate the effectiveness of IMPETUS-D an online simulated training program for staff working across the Residential Aged Care sector. As the residential aged care workforce is diverse, fragmented and involves shift work, training programs must be engaging and easily accessible. This training program aims at improving care for patients with dementia at the end of life and to reduce acute healthcare utilisation; including visits to the emergency department (ED), and hospital admissions. A stepped wedge study design will be used to evaluate whether the IMPETUS-D training program improves staff knowledge and confidence to deliver palliative care within the facility, enhances consumer satisfaction with palliative care, and reduces the proportion of residents needing to be transferred to an acute care facility for palliative care.
|Effective start/end date||14/10/18 → 31/07/19|