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“One in eight hospital patients is affected by delirium, which can make people unsteady on their feet, increases the risk ofdeveloping dementia and can result in longer hospital stays or admission to a care home.” NHS England February 2019“We will go further in improving the care we provide to people with dementia and delirium, whether they are in hospital or athome.” NHS Long Term Plan February 2019“Older people (and people with cognitive impairment, dementia, severe illness or a hip fracture) are more at risk of delirium.About 20–30% of people on medical wards in hospital have delirium. Between 10% and 50% of people who have surgery go on todevelop delirium, varying on different types of surgery and settings. In long term care settings, its prevalence is under 20%.” NHSEngland“It can be frightening – not only for the person who’s unwell, but for those around them, too. If someone experiences delirium,it also means they’re more at risk of death, staying longer in hospital, long-term cognitive and functional decline and beingdischarged to a care home rather than to their own home.” Marie Curie“Delirium causes great distress to patients, families and carers and has potentially serious consequences such as increasedlikelihood of admission to long term care and increased mortality.” Royal College of NursingThis conference focuses on the prevention, assessment and management of people with delirium. Through national updates andpractical case studies the conference will equip you to spread the message that delirium is preventable, and develop your skills inthe recognition, assessment and management of delirium. The conference will include case study sessions focusing on delirium anddementia, delirium following surgery, delirium in the ICU and delirium at the end of life.This conference will enable you to:• Network with colleagues who are working to improve practice in the prevention, recognition, assessment and management ofpeople with delirium• Learn from outstanding practice in prevention delirium• Reflect on national developments and learning• Understand latest evidence on the causes of delirium• Learn from lived experience• 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• 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• Learn from best practice in managing delirium at the end of life, and improving communication with patients and carers• Self assess and reflect on your own practice• Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence