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Table 2 CogChamps: Key activities and timelines

From: CogChamps: impact of a project to educate nurses about delirium and improve the quality of care for hospitalized patients with cognitive impairment

1 Baseline Data Collection
➢ Data were collected pre-intervention to establish baseline measurements,
➢ Research Nurses collected data in the study wards at the Intervention and Control hospitals using the Audit/ Observational tool (see Methods),
➢ Timeframe - 2 weeks,
2 CogChamps: Education and Empowerment
➢ CogChamps were recruited from 6 hospital wards (4–6 per ward) at the Intervention hospital,
➢ CogChamps received education about dementia and delirium (1 full-day Workshop)a and leadership and change management skills (1 full-day Workshop);
➢ CogChamps commenced development of ward-specific Action Plans – 6 were developed,
➢ CogChamps were assisted to refine their Action Plans in month following Workshop Two to ensure plans included three specific actions that could be implemented over 5–6 months with measurable outcomes and associated timeframes,
➢ Time frame – approximately 2 months,
3 Data Collection 2 (Post CogChamps education)
➢ To assess any impact of educating CogChamps on study outcomes,
➢ Methods were as for Baseline,
4 Implementation Phase
➢ CogChamps received support to implement their Action Plans,
➢ Time frame – 5 months
5 Data Collection 3 (Post implementation of Action Plans)
➢ To assess any impact of the implementation of Action Plans,
➢ Methods were as for Baseline and Data Collection 2,
6 Follow-Up Data Collection
➢ Undertaken 3 months following the withdrawal of the Research team to assess the sustainability of changes over the longer term,
➢ Methods were as for Baseline and Data Collections 2 and 3,
  1. aComprehensive details are provided in [12]