Nurses views on replacing their admission assessment with the minimum dataset/resident assessment instrument (MDS/RAI)

Carpenter, G.I. and Sturdy, D. (1998) Nurses views on replacing their admission assessment with the minimum dataset/resident assessment instrument (MDS/RAI). Age and Ageing, 27 . p. 43. ISSN 0002-0729 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

Comprehensive assessment is the cornerstone of good care of the elderly. In hospital, the nursing assessment is fundamental to an appropriate individualised care plan. A controlled trial of the MDS/RAI, a standardised assessment instrument with links to care planning guidelines, showed that completeness of admission assessments improved from 35% to 97% [Carpenter, Sturdy, BGS Autumn Conference, London, 1996]. Fundamental to its use, is that it should be acceptable to nurses. At first sight, the MDS is regarded as too long and too complex, however there is much anecdotal evidence that it is well received. This small study set out to establish the views of nurses who have been using the MDS/RAI.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: British Geriatrics Society Communications to the Autumn Meeting, October 1997.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:28
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 05:13
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24758 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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