Assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care and treatment of people living with dementia is highly skilled work which can be further complicated by the presence of unrecognised delirium. Yet, if we were able to incorporate focused observations of the person’s level of wakefulness into our daily routine, we would be better placed to spot delirium and initiate treatment, improving the outcomes for all concerned.
Without nurses, midwives and health care assistants, would healthcare survive? Given the terrifying future projection of 410,000 nurse vacancies in the UK without urgent investment, we may be seen as simply ‘numbers’ like rows of identical paper chain doll workers.
Dementia and Delirium Nurse Lauren Daughtrey talks about her experience as a Delirium Champion.
Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist Caroline Ashton-Gough talks about her experience as a Delirium Champion
Student Nurse Practitioner Amanda Wilkinson talks about her experience as a Delirium Champion
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Alex Bann talks about his experience as a Delirium Champion
Dawne Garrett, RCN Professional Lead for Older People and Dementia Care, talks about how new guidance published by the RCN on behalf of Royal Colleges and professional bodies is aiming to improve the safeguarding of adults.
New care home journey resource will help meet the professional development needs of this vital part of the nursing workforce.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect over 10 million people in the UK and are the leading cause of disability in England according to the Global Burden of Disease project.
World Delirium Awareness Day provides us all with the opportunity to highlight that delirium is a medical emergency, but you can make a difference.