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Delirium and dementia: caring for the confused adult in the acute care setting

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Study day: Delirium and dementia: caring for the confused adult in the acute care setting

With dementia and delirium together affecting 1 in 4 patients in acute hospitals, all healthcare and support staff will require an increased understanding of these conditions and how to address the challenges. This one day study day will give you some practical tips for improving the care of people who have symptoms of delirium and/or dementia.

Course content includes:

  • Recognising and responding to delirium and an overview of dementia
  • Creating an environment that will minimise confusion
  • Developing communication strategies to assist patients who have symptoms of delirium and/or dementia
  • Supporting eating and hydration
  • Recognising and managing pain
  • Understanding and responding to distress

 

Who is this study day for? Healthcare practitioners and support staff

Study day code: CD0134N

Location: Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery: 1 day

Course dates:*
(9.30am – 4.30pm)

  • 19 July 2017
  • 18 July 2018

*Dates may change

Study day leader: Denise Forte

Fees: Available on request.

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