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Table 5 Key recommendations to improve future implementation of PACE Steps to Success Programme

From: Evaluating the implementation of the PACE Steps to Success Programme in long-term care facilities in seven countries according to the RE-AIM framework

CategoryRecommendation
PACE Programme and way of deliveryReduce the amount of paperwork by making the tools electronically available, allow a flexible length of time between training sessions, provide clear materials, and ensure that trainers are well qualified in palliative care and teaching.
People working with PACE ProgrammeInvolve manager throughout the entire implementation period, free up time for PACE coordinators, stimulate attendance of staff members to training sessions, and choose PACE coordinators carefully.
Contextual factorsCarefully determine programme start, take current level of palliative care knowledge and practice into account, allow flexibility in content and timing of the PACE Steps, integrate PACE into existing procedures and documentation.