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This conference focuses on the prevention, assessment and management of people with delirium. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will equip you to spread the message that delirium is preventable, and develop your skills in the recognition, assessment and management of delirium. The conference will include case study sessions focusing delirium as a symptom of coronavirus and how this should be managed, delirium and dementia, delirium following surgery, delirium in the ICU and delirium at the end of life. There are also in depth sessions focusing on managing violent or aggressive behaviour in patients experiencing delirium and the link between delirium and pain.
The conference will also reflect on implementation of the January 2023 update to the NICE Clinical Guideline on Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management in hospital and long term care.
Delirium is preventable in 30% of cases.
NICE April 2023
"Be aware that people in hospital or long-term care may be at risk of delirium. This can have serious consequences (such as increased risk of dementia and/or death) and, for people in hospital, may increase their length of stay in hospital and their risk of new admission to long-term care."
NICE January 2023
This conference will enable you to:
Network with colleagues who are working to improve practice in the prevention, recognition, assessment and management of people with delirium
Learn from outstanding practice in prevention delirium
Reflect on lived experience
Review your practice against the 2023 NICE Guideline Update
Understand delirium as a symptom of coronavirus and how this should be managed, and what we can learn from the pandemic with regard to delirium management
Reflect on national developments and learning
Develop the role of delirium champions
Understand latest evidence on the causes of delirium
Implement principles of assessment for those at risk of delirium and those presenting with symptoms
Develop your skills in Early Assessment of Delirium through the use of Electronic Assessment for delirium
Explore the evidence and links between delirium and pain
Understand how you can reduce confusion and delirium following surgery
Identify key strategies for improving psychological care of critical care patients with ICU associated delirium
Understand the role of a delirium outreach service in supporting patients at home with unresolved delirium
Reflect on the management of people in distress who are experiencing delirium
Learn from best practice in managing delirium at the end of life, and improving communication with patients and carers
Improve practice in the recognition and management of delirium in hospitals, the community and in care homes
Self assess and reflect on your own practice
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes