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Dementia Care in Practice Training at RD&E. Rougemont Hotel 12 th March 2012 Vicky Shorters Andrea Fairclough Jason Burford. TEAM STRUCTURE – OPMH LIAISON TEAM. Ra Rachael Willet Clinical Team Leader. Dr Colm Owens Consultant Psychiatrist. Lisa Colcutt

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dementia care in practice training at rd e

Dementia Care in Practice Training at RD&E

Rougemont Hotel 12th March 2012

Vicky Shorters

Andrea Fairclough

Jason Burford

team structure opmh liaison team
TEAM STRUCTURE – OPMH LIAISON TEAM

RaRachael Willet

Clinical Team Leader

Dr Colm Owens

Consultant Psychiatrist

Lisa Colcutt

Team Administrator / Medical Secretary

Andrea Fairclough

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Vicky Shorters

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Jacqui Humphriss

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Jenny Lee

Nursing Assistant

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opmh liaison psychiatry team
OPMH Liaison Psychiatry Team

We can offer:

Assessment of mental health needs

Short term treatment and support

Referral to relevant services

Support and advice to carers

Training and support for ward staff

influencing factors
Influencing factors
  • Numbers of people with dementia in Devon
  • National Dementia Strategy
  • National Audit of Dementia
  • South West Strategic Health Authority Standards
training
Training

Training asked for by CoE wards

Important to combine role of Liaison Psychiatry and Security Services

Hands on training looking at the reality of the person with dementia

Basic breakaway and low level safeholding

issues covered
Issues Covered

Attitudes about dementia

Symptoms of dementia

Personal experiences

Carers issues

Practical exercises – security breakaway and safeholding training and “Do you know who I am?” exercise.

Avoidable difficulties

Positive communication

Looking at a different reality

When words disguise needs

Legal issues

What support do people need (to be a champion)

dementia champions training
Dementia champions training

Staff get the chance to consider what it might feel like to be a patient in hospital with dementia

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You are feeling really angry about something,

but nobody around

you will take your

grievance seriously

and they keep telling

you that everything is fine.

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‘For people with dementia our behaviour is normal, considering what is happening inside our heads. Try to enter our distorted reality, because if you make us fit in with your reality, it will cause us extra stress.’

Bryden, C. (2005)

staff feedback
Staff Feedback

Overall 83% of respondents felt that the course was helpful to them and felt that they had altered their practice as a result of it. 100% felt that there is a further role for the Liaison Psychiatry Team in supporting the wards

reaction
Reaction

Local press coverage

Nursing Times

BBC News – Spotlight

RD&E Express

the future
The Future

To roll out this training to other wards throughout the hospital.

Review of how we can continue to support the staff when caring for people with dementia

Shared drive set up

Highlight the need for breakaway courses which are available for RD&E staff.

questions
Questions?

vickyshorters@nhs.net

afairclough@nhs.net

jasonburford@rdeft.co.uk