WIN-WIN AS EDGARLY ASSISTANCE REAPS REWARDS

Participation in a Monash University research project has reaped early rewards for Edgarly Assisted Living, winning a $2500 Defibrilator in return for their efforts.

The coveted prize was awarded to Edgarley for their participation in a program of research exploring Resuscitation and Advance Care Planning in residential aged care facilities in Victoria.

Participation in a Monash University research project has reaped early rewards for Edgarly Assisted Living, winning a $2500 Defibrilator in return for their efforts.

The coveted prize was awarded to Edgarley for their participation in a program of research exploring Resuscitation and Advance Care Planning in residential aged care facilities in Victoria.

Monash University's Dr Susie Cartledge, who is leading the research project, congratulated Edgarly on being drawn out of the 206 Victorian Residential Aged Facilities who participated in her survey.

“Resuscitation and advance care planning is a particularly difficult area for nursing homes to navigate, and the aim of this research is to explore policies, procedures and staff experiences in this space,” Dr Cartledge said.

“The first phase of this research involved a state-wide survey, which received an excellent response from 206 Victorian residential aged care facilities (a 27% response rate).

“The second phase is now well underway and consists of in-depth interviews with all health care practitioners involved in caring for residents during a resuscitation emergency, from paramedics, nursing home staff to GPs and Geriatricians,” she said.

Edgarley's Director of Nursing, Amanda Lee, was delighted with winning the Zoll Automatic External Defibrillator 3 and thanked Zoll and Dr Cartledge for the unit.

Dr Susie Cartledge recently visited Edgarley to present the unit and to continue the next phase of her research, interviewing a number of staff to gain a first-hand account and experience in regards to resuscitation and advanced care planning.

The full report on her research will be available later in the year.

Dr Cartledge's research is funded by the Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited.


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May 10, 2019 Category: General