Standardising carer assessments

Admiral Nursing's assessment documentation contained a series of domains, determined by Dementia UK, relating to physical, social and mental well-being.     

When documenting the assessments Admiral Nurses completed the domains differently which creates variability in quantity and quality of information.

They aimed to improve the completion of domains in the assessment documentation for all non-complex initial assessments to 95% by January 2018.

A form was developed by the team to audit the current notes using the agreed standards for  assessment set out by Dementia UK.

As part of this project the team recognised there was a variety of learning needs across the staff, so developed a tool to measure individual’s confidence and competence in assessing for each domain. Following this the team agreed a standard for the documentation which was implemented. After three months all new assessment notes were re-audited against the new standards.

To find out more about the teams PDSA cycle and the results that they achieved please click on the image below to download the team's PDF poster.