Thursday, November 26th 2020
Improving Delirium Care in Acute Hospitals: Addressing Old and New Challenges
The barriers to quality delirium care are multifactorial and have only become more pronounced and more numerous in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary aim of our symposium entitled ‘Improving Delirium Care in Acute Hospitals: Addressing Old and New Challenges’, is to highlight effective strategies to help overcome these barriers in the acute hospital setting.
We are delighted to have Kara McLoughlin (Occupational Therapist, Beaumont Hospital) and Louise Martin (Physiotherapist, Cork University Hospital) open the symposium with their talk about the important role of the multidisciplinary team in delirium management in the Emergency Department. Dr Niamh O’Regan will then present new national algorithms for delirium care in the acute setting and Dr Paul McElwaine will discuss his experiences in managing delirium throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, we are very fortunate to have Prof Alasdair MacLullich share his expertise on ‘Developing, Implementing and Sustaining Improvements in Delirium Care’ to close the symposium.
At the end of this symposium, you will have a better understanding of how best to address the challenges to delirium care in your own institution and in your own practice.