D:Kit Self-Assessment Resource Pack (DAA’s Right Care Call to Action to Create Dementia-Friendly Hospitals)

Summary

The D:Kit Self-Assessment resource has been compiled using a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of resources in order to support acute hospitals in meeting the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)‘s Right Care Call to Action to Create Dementia-Friendly Hospitals. It reflects the National CQUIN for Dementia and the NHS change model.

The kit is said to assist in the achievement of three important steps:

  1. Raising a pertinent self-assessment questions, taken from the Royal College of Psychiatrists National Audit Tool. These can be applied at the level of the whole organisation or just to individual wards or services.
  2. Applying these questions across five Core Domains specified by the RCN’s Make SPACE principles.
  3. Informing any answers to these audit questions, by cross-referencing them against NICE Standards.

Principles of Organisation

The D:KIT also suggests downloadable sources of evidence which could be used for purposes of comparison to evaluate how dementia-friendly a hospital, ward or service may be (while highlighting any room for improvement). The SPACE principles are used as the overall key for organising the material.

  1. Staff: Staff Need to be Informed, Skilled and Have Enough Time to Care.

  2. Partnership Working with Carers.

  3. Dementia Assessments, to Support Early Identification and Appropriate Care.

  4. Care Plans will be Person-Centred, Individualised and Support Nutrition, Dignity, Comfort, Continence, Rehabilitation, Activity and Palliative Care.

  5. Environments will be Dementia-Friendly and Support Independence and Well-Being.

Organisation Within the Five SPACE Domains.

Each domain has been tackled on four levels:

  1. Self assessment questions.
  2. NICE standards.
  3. Examples of evidence.
  4. Resources for further help and guidance.

Read more: D:Kit.

These are the two major sub-sections:

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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