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A care package was put together to provide the necessary support that was required, however levels of distress still ensued when the patient was not able to talk directly to her daughter and granddaughter.
The challenge was to reduce the feeling of frustration and anxiety, which if not managed can lead to agitation and aggressive behaviour.
Llandudno General Hospital includes services for older people with illnesses such as dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, severe depression, severe anxiety and schizophrenia. There was a need for more opportunities to engage with meaningful activities and entertainment.
Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Foundation Trust recently purchased 7 of the technology packages from My Improvement Network as a means of improving the overall patient experience throughout their network of hospitals covering 4 locations.
Marsden Ward explore the benefits of bringing activity and engagement into the 21st century with digital technology.
The Challenge Delirium is a state of mental confusion that can occur as a result of illness, surgery or with the use of some medications. Also called “acute confusional state,” delirium usually starts suddenly and can be frightening for the person experiencing it, as well as for those around them. Having a means of being […]
To utilise modern day technology as a means of easing agitation on the wards to create a harmonious environment that will improve patient/carer interaction and compliment and support the nursing resource.
One of the key objectives for the Hospital is the early and informed diagnosis of delirium prior to the onset of dementia. Patients were at high risk of falls and incidents, agitation and wandering. Whilst Staff morale was low with sickness and absence.