Distraction Therapy Collection
You can view the Distraction Therapy Collection in the Equipment Loan Service catalogue.
Everyone is celebrating the NHS turning 70!
Our trainer, Simon Bower, visited Trafford General Hospital, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust on Thursday 5th July, to join in with the celebrations.
Whilst Simon was there, NHS nursing staff dressed up in old uniforms from the past 70 years. This picture shows how much the uniforms have changed over the past 7 decades.
The Better Care Fund (BCF) is a programme spanning both the NHS and local government which seeks to join-up health and care services, so that people can manage their own health and wellbeing, and live independently in their communities for as long as possible.
Dr Stephen Dunn, Chief Executive, introduced the day, making a particularly strong point about the importance of getting to know the person, especially with the ageing population increasing, and so too the demands on the NHS. He talked about the importance of recognising delirium and the importance of continual education and further understanding on this subject, both trust-wide and nationwide.
RCN Older People's Forum Vicki Leah 14 Mar 2018
World Delirium Awareness Day provides us all with the opportunity to highlight that delirium is a medical emergency, but you can make a difference.
Today is World Delirium Awareness Day, an international effort to raise awareness of delirium among patients, carers, healthcare professionals, administrators and policy-makers.
We have just had two further remarkable Study Days at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley and Walsall The Manor Hospital, Walsall in the West Midlands.
The flavour for the two Study Days were both very different, the Russells Hall event’s focus was around Falls Prevention, whilst The Manor Hospital’s main messages were around Dementia. Both events were very well attended and the feedback has been incredible. We are committed to a programme of these Study Days throughout the year, so if you would like to attend, or similarly, if you would like to host a Study Day at your hospital, please contact us by email: email@example.com These Study Days are classed as authorised Study Days and an opportunity to share in best practice. It includes an agenda from fellow clinical professionals, followed by lunch. There is no subscription or costs to attend, you just need to register.
9 Reasons why you should become a RCN Delirium Champion
Delirium is a common and serious medical condition that can affect anyone, especially those who are older or seriously unwell. Someone with delirium will experience a sudden state of confusion, leaving them feeling disoriented and struggling to pay attention or make decisions.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF YOU RECOGNISE DELIRIUM EARLY AND ESCALATE IT!
Below are 9 reasons why you should sign up to be a Delirium Champion with the Royal College of Nursing, I have only listed 9 but there are many more!
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