Table 1

Characteristics of interview participants (n=18)

CharacteristicN (%)
Gender
 Male3 (17%)
 Female15 (83%)
Age group (years)
 20–291 (6%)
 30–3910 (56%)
 40–492 (11%)
 50–594 (22%)
 60–691 (6%)
Nurse profession
 Staff nurse4 (22%)
 CNM 11 (6%)
 CNM 25 (28%)
 Assistant Director of Nursing1 (6%)
 Nurse (not specified)7 (39%)
Care setting (n=16)
 Public LTCF with SDU (n=2)2 (11%)
 Public LTCF without SDU (n=2)2 (11%)
 Voluntary LTCF with SDU (n=1)1 (6%)
 Voluntary LTCF without SDU (n=2)2 (11%)
 Private LTCF with SDU (n=3)3 (17%)
 Private LTCF without SDU (n=2)2 (11%)
 Geriatric ward in acute hospital (n=2)4 (22%)
 Stroke ward in acute hospital (n=2)2 (11%)
Medicine administration training completed
 Yes17 (94%)
 No1 (6%)
  • Medication administration training mentioned included: on-site medication management training courses, refresher courses, on-line training, undergraduate training, pharmacy-provided training.

  • CNM, Clinical Nurse Manager; LTCF, long-term care facility; SDU, specialist dementia unit.