Diana K. Russell Leadership Grant Winner Grace Nabas, RNGrace Nabas, RN, was awarded the 2017 Diana K. Russell Leadership Grant based on a proposal to improve staff knowledge about dementia and delirium. Working with Mae Dizon, NICHE NP, Grace developed a class for RNs and a class for CNAs on managing patients with delirium. Tools to gather data to measure improvement included the Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale and portions of the Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP).
Classes were held in Fall 2017, and pre- and post-tests were administered. Preliminary assessment of the data shows improvement in GIAP scores in the post-test compared to pre-test.