The A better way to care app has been designed to guide clinicians in identifying and providing safe and high-quality care to patients with cognitive impairment in hospitals.
The App guides clinicians through the three steps in the safety and quality pathway for patients with cognitive impairment (dementia and delirium) in hospital:
1. Be alert to delirium and the risk of harm for patients with cognitive impairment.
2. Recognise and respond to patients with cognitive impairment.
3. Provide safe and high-quality care tailored to the patient’s needs.
The content is based on the publication A Better way to care: Safe and high-quality care for patients with cognitive impairment (dementia and delirium) in hospital - Actions for Clinicians and has been developed to provide clinicians with access via their electronic device.
The resource was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (the Commission), and was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It is available as an electronic version on the Commission’s website.