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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.
Royal Bolton Hospital. Ward C2 were granted the opportunity to run a 4 week trial with the aim of reducing specialling on the Acute Medical Ward.
Caroline House is a specialist Neurological Rehabilitation Unit and Pricilla Bacon Lodge a Palliative Care Unit based at Colman Hospital part of Norwich Community Hospital.
At Southmead we have a Meaningful Activities Project. There were challenges around this initiative which meant ensuring the staff understood meaningful activities, meaningful interactions, and person-centred care. There were challenges around space, storage and infection control.
Improving the quality of person-centred care as a means of reducing agitation. Improving stimulation through purposeful and meaningful activity and engagement. The Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, previously known as Walsall Hospital NHS Trust, was formed in April 2001. It runs Walsall Manor Hospital and provides community services in Walsall
G1 is an acute mental health ward providing assessment and treatment for people who have dementia but also have significant and complex needs. This is the only such ward in Sheffield. There are people here that just need something to do and have purposeful stimulation. Otherwise they tend to just sit in a corner sleeping.
Severe and complex Mental Health problems. Marked behavioural difficulties as a consequence of Metal Health problems. Complex Family/Carer situations requiring specialist intervention.