The Impact of a Multidisciplinary Educational Intervention to Reduce PEG Tube Placement in Patients with Terminal-Stage Dementia: A Translation of Research into Practice.
J Palliat Med. 2011 Jul 26;
Authors: Campbell ML, Dove-Medows E, Walch J, Sanna-Gouin K, Colomba S
Abstract The purpose of this translation of research into practice (TRIP) project was to to determine the impact of a multidisciplinary education-consultation intervention to reduce percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement in patients with terminal-stage dementia at a single urban hospital in a city characterized by numerous health care transitions. We attempted a "just-in-time" approach to educate busy clinicians through explicit recommendations offered during routine and requested consultation. The project results showed that the intervention had a modest positive clinical impact.
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