Since today is World Delirium Awareness Day and this is also National Patient Safety Awareness Day, we get a twofer because the two are naturally connected. A big part of maintaining patient safety is doing our utmost to prevent delirium in every case we possibly can.
A few years ago we had a campaign at our hospital in which all of the computer terminals had screensavers about delirium in order to remind health care professionals of the critical importance of screening for delirium and trying to prevent cases. It’s certainly worth re-launching it, at least on this blog. View them below the delirium slide presentation, which I adapted from the NICE Guidelines, the details about which you’ll want to review on the NICE Delirium Guidelines website.
We can all be the paladins for patient safety, the paladins for preventing delirium. All we have to do is remember why we became health professionals in the first place.
In order to see the picture galleries of photos or powerpoint slides, click on one of the slides, which will open up the presentation to fill the screen. Use the arrow buttons to scroll left and right through the slides or up and down to view any annotations.