RCN calls on nurses to become 'delirium champions' in bid to improve care

5th Sep 2017

The RCN has launched a project to help NHS staff spot the signs of delirium among patients.  A project that could save lives has been launched by the RCN to help nurses identify the signs of delirium in patients.

Improve cognitive impairment

The project is sponsored by My Improvement Network, an organisation which aims to improve the care of people with cognitive impairment through the use of technology.

RCN professional lead for older people and dementia Dawne Garrett said: ‘Delirium is a common condition, particularly among older patients and those with dementia. Yet more and more nurses are coming forward to say there just isn’t enough awareness of delirium among healthcare staff.

"All our delirium champions will be equipped with education and development resources to help train as many staff as possible about delirium symptoms."

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