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.
Recognising early signs of delirium could help prevent the patient becoming more unwell and in some cases, could prevent their death.
The area of dementia care that causes the most distress for both family and professional caregivers is when those in their care experience emotional outbursts which may result in physical aggression.
Death isn’t something we dwell on, but as nursing staff it is integral to delivering high quality, compassionate care.