Delirium

Charing Cross Hospital – Using RITA to help with Delirium

18
Jul
2018

Having the opportunity to develop a clinically led piece of software that has emanated from co-designing with front line Clinicians from Imperial College Healthcare London, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough City Hospital, Bradford Teaching Hospital and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS, North Yorkshire has been a unique privilege.

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Latest update from RCN – Delirium Awareness

14
Dec
2017

Recognising early signs of delirium could help prevent the patient becoming more unwell and in some cases, could prevent their death.

Over the past 10 years or so dementia has, quite rightly, been the focus of a great many policies, commissioning guidelines, calls to action and educational initiatives. As a result, great strides have been made in improving the experience of people living with dementia and their families. Of course, there is always a need to continue improving and perhaps the next step in this improvement journey is to focus on delirium.

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Delirium champions can help nurses to save lives, says RCN

6
Oct
2017

The college has launched a project in which staff will be trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of delirium in older patients.

The project is sponsored by My Improvement Network, an organisation which aims to improve the care of people with cognitive impairment through the use of technology.

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RCN seeking volunteers to help combat delirium

5
Sep
2017

The RCN has today launched a new drive to help nurses spot the signs of delirium in order to improve care and even save lives.

Sponsored by my Improvement Network, the new RCN project will recruit delirium champions from across the health service to help spread the word about the condition.

Delirium is a common and serious medical condition that can affect anyone, especially those who are older or seriously unwell.

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Become a Delirium champion

1
Sep
2017

The RCN’s Older People’s Forum is encouraging nursing staff to become delirium champions to help improve early identification in older people.

A new initiative, supported by My Dementia Improvement Network, will raise awareness of the importance of quickly diagnosing delirium and offer health care staff the tools to identify the condition. With more older people than ever living alone at home, it is often down to community health care workers to spot the early signs of delirium and to know how to escalate a case.

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The integration and use of technology within healthcare offers significant benefits in both primary and secondary care settings. These benefits can extend across nursing practice from improving person centered care to enhancing daily workflows. Providing educational tools that empower and guide nursing staff through this digital revolution is critical and will help facilitate successful incorporation and safe implementation of technologies within nursing, by nurses.