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Delirium Prevention, Assessment and Effective Management

Thursday 24 Nov 2022


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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 delirium as a symptom of coronavirus and how this should be managed, delirium and dementia, delirium following surgery, delirium in the ICU and delirium at the end of life. There are also in depth sessions focusing on managing violent or aggressive behaviour in patients experiencing delirium and the link between delirium and pain.

“One in four patients over the age of 65 admitted to hospital as an emergency experiences delirium – a state of mental confusion that starts suddenly and is usually triggered by a physical condition. Delirium is highly distressing for patients and their carers and is known to be linked to long-term cognitive impairment and increased risk of death. However, it remains mostly undetected.”

The Landmark Study, University of Edinburgh March 2022

“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

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 lived experience
  • Understand delirium as a symptom of coronavirus and how this should be managed, and what we can learn from the pandemic with regard to delirium management
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Develop the role of delirium champions
  • Understand latest evidence on the causes of delirium
  • 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
  • Explore the evidence and links between delirium and pain
  • 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
  • Reflect on the management of people who are experiencing delirium and are demonstrating violent, aggressive or difficult behaviours 
  • Learn from best practice in managing delirium at the end of life, and improving communication with patients and carers
  • Improve practice in the recognition and management of delirium in hospitals, the community and in care homes
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair & Speakers Include:

Ian Donaghy

Keynote Speaker, Conference Host, Trainer, Author of Dear Dementia, The Missing Peace & A Pocketful of Kindness

Dr Mani Santhana Krishnan

Consultant in Old Age/Liaison Psychiatry, Clinical Director, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust; Academic Secretary, Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry; & Associate Dean & Regional Delirium Lead, Health Education Eng

Dr Eleni Fixter

Dr Eleni Fixter Consultant in Old Age/Liaison Psychiatry, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust; and co-author of Delirium and Dementia in Elderly Care

Carrie Tyler

Falls Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mid & South Essex Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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