Overview of delirium risk assessment, prevention and management in an acute care nursing environment
Presented by Julia Poole
Julia has specialised in the health of older people in a variety of settings for many years. She developed the Poole’s Algorithm education package to guide staff in the prioritisation of assessment and management strategies for older people with disturbed behaviour, supported by evidence and evaluation publications. Julia completed a PhD through UTS in 2009, in which she examined ways to enable nurses to provide person-centered care for patients with dementia and/or delirium in acute care. A major outcome was the development of a Communication and Care Cues form that helps families to easily provide staff with personal care information about their family member. Julia continues to strive to improve the whole approach to care of older people and to refute ageist attitudes in general.
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