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Delirium Prevention, Assessment and Effective Management

Monday 23 September 2019
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

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“One in eight hospital patients is affected by delirium, which can make people unsteady on their feet, increases the risk of developing dementia and can result in longer hospital stays or admission to a care home.” NHS England February 2019

“We will go further in improving the care we provide to people with dementia and delirium, whether they are in hospital or at home.” NHS Long Term Plan February 2019

“Older people (and people with cognitive impairment, dementia, severe illness or a hip fracture) are more at risk of delirium. About 20–30% of people on medical wards in hospital have delirium. Between 10% and 50% of people who have surgery go on to develop delirium, varying on different types of surgery and settings. In long term care settings, its prevalence is under 20%.” NHS England

“It can be frightening – not only for the person who’s unwell, but for those around them, too. If someone experiences delirium, it also means they’re more at risk of death, staying longer in hospital, long-term cognitive and functional decline and being discharged to a care home rather than to their own home.” Marie Curie 

“Delirium causes great distress to patients, families and carers and has potentially serious consequences such as increased likelihood of admission to long term care and increased mortality.” Royal College of Nursing

This conference focuses on the prevention, assessment and management of people with delirium.  Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will equip you to spread the message that delirium is preventable, and develop your skills in the recognition, assessment and management of delirium. The conference will include case study sessions focusing on delirium and dementia, delirium following surgery, delirium in the ICU and delirium at the end of life. 

This conference will enable you to:
• Network with colleagues who are working to improve practice in the prevention, recognition, assessment and management of people with delirium
• Learn from outstanding practice in prevention delirium
• Reflect on national developments and learning
• Understand latest evidence on the causes of delirium 
• Learn from lived experience 
• Implement principles of assessment for those at risk of delirium and those presenting with symptoms
• Develop your skills in Early Assessment of Delirium through the use of Electronic Assessment for delirium
• Understand how you can reduce confusion and delirium following surgery 
• Identify key strategies for improving psychological care of critical care patients with ICU associated delirium
• Understand the role of a delirium outreach service in supporting patients at home with unresolved delirium
• Learn from best practice in managing delirium at the end of life, and improving communication with patients and carers 
• Self assess and reflect on your own practice
• Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

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