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Ensuring delirium doesn't go unrecognised

 Lauren Daughtrey 14 Jan 2019

Dementia and Delirium Nurse Lauren Daughtrey talks about her experience as a Delirium Champion

 

Illustration of a nurse with a patient

I recently commenced a new role working with patients who commonly experience delirium and recognised that the understanding and care of those experiencing delirium could be improved in my workplace.  I felt that signing up to become a Delirium Champion would help me make a difference to patients through the sharing of information with colleagues and increasing their awareness of delirium.

The Delirium Champion resources received positive feedback from my colleagues, and were a helpful tool in ensuring I included within my training session information regarding delirium signs, symptoms, treatment and prognosis.

Becoming a Delirium Champion is extremely beneficial - making you more confident in caring for those with delirium, advocating best practice and disseminating knowledge to colleagues. I would highly recommend that all staff become delirium aware because it’s an increasingly common condition that many health and social care professionals will come across and should consider when assessing patients.

Learn more about how to use the RCN Don't Discount Delirium resources

Lauren Daughtrey

Lauren Daughtrey

Dementia and Delirium Nurse, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Page last updated - 14/01/2019