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OT staff use RITA to digitally enhance quality of life and wellbeing of patients with functional mental illness
RITA was introduced to support Occupational Therapy (OT) staff and their patients on ward 39. Ward 39 is an acute admissions ward for people who are 65 years and older who present with acute functional mental illness such as psychosis, depression, anxiety, memory impairment and to a lesser degree dementia.
We recently introduced the RITA system onto our Ward and this has contributed significantly to the quality of care we are able to give our patients and helps us meet their needs which is not always easy. Alongside hospital-wide frailty initiatives, Senior Sister Lisa Marshall and the staff on ward 12 are delivering their own Frailty Improvement project.
In August 2020 Ward G6 at Addenbrooke's Hospital initiated a falls prevention project in which RITA was applied as a tool to support the initiative. On average ward G6 had been experiencing 5 falls a month in the months leading up to August which was the month in which RITA was deployed on the ward. The result of applying RITA in this setting saw a 60% reduction in falls in the month of August.
Llys Cadfan is a care home owned by Gwynedd Council in North Wales. It caters for older people, in particular people living with dementia. They accommodate 28 residents who may require long stay, short stay, respite or day care.
Staff working at University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) are now able to better interact with elderly patients thanks to a new digital bedside therapy system that has been introduced to wards at the Royal Stoke University and County hospitals, generously funded by the UHNM Charity.
The challenge was to reduce the feeling of frustration and anxiety, which if not managed can lead to agitation and aggressive behaviour.
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.
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
Care of the Elderly is provided at Colchester General Hospital, Cognitive impairment does not only exist on elderly medicine wards and quite often, long stay care of the elderly is found on our Orthopaedic Wards as well as others. We were witnessing episodes of social isolation and poor communication on Fordham Ward and felt that […]