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Geriatr Nurs. 2014 Jul-Aug;35(4):283-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.03.002. Epub 2014 Apr 17.

Implementing toileting trials in nursing homes: evaluation of a dissemination strategy.

Author information

1
Gerontology Consultant, 519 Stassi Lane, Santa Monica, CA, USA. Electronic address: rahmananna@yahoo.com.
2
Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Center for Quality Aging, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA; Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA. Electronic address: john.schnelle@vanderbilt.edu.
3
California Association of Long Term Care Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Division of Geriatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study sought to improve incontinence care in nursing homes (NHs) by administering and evaluating a webinar course that provided extended instruction to help NHs implement toileting trials in accordance with recommended procedures. Of particular interest was: 1) whether the course design would prompt NH staffs to implement the recommended protocol, and 2) whether participants preferred this course design to other models.

DESIGN:

The study collected descriptive evaluation data.

SETTING:

The setting was comprised of seven NHs.

PARTICIPANTS:

Participants were staff members, typically nurses, from enrolled NHs who attended at least three of the six webinars that comprised the course.

MEASURES:

Data was collected using a course evaluation and implementation survey.

RESULTS:

Staff in the participating nursing homes attended an average of 4.85 webinars, with an average of nine staff members attending each webinar (range: 3-20). Twelve of 16 responding participants said they preferred the webinar course to other course designs. All respondents said they would recommend the course and take a similar course again. All facilities submitted some evidence that staff providers had completed implementation assignments. Most facilities reported plans to sustain use of the recommended protocol.

CONCLUSION:

This study found limited evidence that the webinar course prompts NHs to implement a recommended toileting trial protocol and is preferred to other training program designs.

KEYWORDS:

Dissemination; Incontinence care; Nursing home; Translational research

PMID:
24746672
DOI:
10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.03.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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