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Dr Duncan Forsyth speaks on developing and implementing a multicomponent intervention package to prevent delirium

Dr Duncan ForsythDr Duncan Forsyth

Duncan focused his presentation on the NICE guidance and quality standards for delirium and emphasised the importance of multi-component interventions in managing prevalent delirium and in helping to reduce the incidence of delirium.

The presentation discussed the development of a delirium ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and its impact on quality of care for patients with delirium as we have integrated multi-component interventions in to routine practice:

What have we done?
Nurse education and support
Support of LOAP
Junior doctor awareness of cognitive problems
Carer involvement
Dementia friendly staff and environment
Day room to be functional for confused patients
Colour coded ward bays
Dementia friendly signage
Coloured toilet seats
Better seating
Watering hole

The presentation also looked at the treatment fo Delirium: 
Moderate quality evidence that attention to:
Hydration / nutrition
Medication management
Early mobilisation
- Reduce
Length of delirium

But NOT Institutionalisation rates



Furthermore the presentation looked at how it might be possible to assess your service against the NICE Quality Standards for Delirium.


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Download: Dr Duncan Forsyth's Presentation

18 July 2014


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