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Embracing technology to reach out to those with terminal illness, allowing them to contribute in a positive way to those valuable memories for present and future and to powerfully bring families together in building relationships that families often find difficult at these troubled times.
RITA can be deployed to support a variety of situations. On this occasion a child with profound learning difficulties presented at ED and was extremely distressed. RITA was applied in order to calm the child. The result was beyond anyones expectations.
A proprietary piece provided by the Authors on their experiences of using less traditional interventions ( RITA) as a means of engaging and generating interest across a diverse mix of inpatients at the hospital. The results have demonstrated reduced incidence of aggression, resulting in happier patients and therefore affording a tool for ongoing engagement.
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute hospital trust serving a population of around 320,000 people. We are located in one of the most geographically remote areas and serve the third most sparsely distributed population in England.
Having the opportunity to develop a clinically led piece of software that has emanated from co-designing with front line Clinicians from Imperial College Healthcare London, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough City Hospital, Bradford Teaching Hospital and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS, North Yorkshire has been a unique privilege. We have been able to work with these professionals […]
Such is the innovation of the team at Walsall the Manor Hospital they have been put forward for the Sally Hernando Innovations Awards 2018. The Distraction Therapy Collection is a range of specialist equipment, including touch screen monitors and tablet computers provided by My Improvement Network. Healthcare professionals at Walsall use the equipment at point of care to distract and stimulate patients with dementia. In a successful collaboration between the Older Adults Mental Health Team, Dementia Support Team and Library and Knowledge Services, a unique online tracking system for the collection was created and is now managed by the library specialists.
Supporting Staff with less traditional aids can improve care, support staff, contribute towards less falls and improve financial savings.
The Auchie Renal Dialysis Unit is a regional referral centre for patients requiring complex haemodialysis. They have several patients who have developed dementia during their time there. The Challenge Delivering Haemodialysis to patients with dementia is particularly problematic as they are required to remain still, in one place and attached to a machine for periods […]
A recent Audit in the Division of Medicine, at this hospital showed that 49.6% of all inpatients showed signs of cognitive impairment, predominantly dementia and delirium. There was a need to bring activity and cognitive stimulation into these acute environments.