AUSTRALASIAN DELIRIUM ASSOCIATION
WDAD 2019 Activities
St John Of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, WA
Chok Lui, Consultant Aged Care & Rehabilitation
"Here is our story how we celebrated the World Delirium Awareness Day at SJOG Midland Hospital: We took on the Delirium Superheroes theme and some of us dressed up as superheroes today in the hospital. Instead of a journal club meeting today, geriatricians, junior medical staff in our department and our aged care clinical nurse consultant took an hour to go around the hospital to test staff knowledge on delirium and hear their experience looking after patients with delirium. We rewarded staff with sweets and like last year we also have a cake for staff in each ward (we have 2019 WDAD logo printed on the cake!). There was also a brain cake making competition in the Aged Care Rehabilitation Unit (Ward 1B) and each of the 3 cakes entered the competition were brilliant. The winner went to the specimen jar brain! I thanked all staff in the department for taking part today. I appreciated the extra effort from Lyn Fell (Aged Care clinical nurse consultant who took the best dressed up today as a Delirium Warrior!), Tom Forrest (JMO in Rehab Unit who prepared delirium information and this was sent in an email to all staff today), Jeff Chong (Geriatrician who designed some quiz questions today) and our department’s clerks (Jade and Karen who worked hard and ensured things happened smoothly)."
Eastern Health, VIC
Pam Redcliffe, Volunteer Team Leader, Wantirna Health, East Ward
We had a small display at our facility but big celebrations at one of our big hospitals.
Thank you so much for your help.
Eastern Health Staff celebrated World Delirium Awareness Day 2019 and showed their commitment to recognising and responding to patients wtih delirium.
Medical, nursing and allied health staff are encouraged to "THINK DELIRIUM" with respect to their patients, as delirium can rapidly fluctuate even over the course of a day.
Staff were encouraged to find out more by clicking on the new "Recognising and Responding to Delirium" iLearn package, and follow #WDAD2019.
Austin Health, VIC
Dr Mary Britton, Geriatrician, Austin Health
A full day of staff and general public awareness stall was manned by our volunteers, and we handed out stickers and information leaflets to all who passed by our desk. We heard stories from patients and families and hospital staff about their experiences with delirium.
Dr Mary Britton presented at the hospital wide medical grand round meeting at lunchtime and it was very well attended. It was led by the hospital delirium committee staff, who were dedicated to promoting new standards for delirium care and the education package roll out for all staff.
Medical student taking the quiz :)
St John Of God Mt Lawley Hospital, WA
Gemma O'Loughlin, Manager Marketing and Communications
"We had a really effective campaign that involved a painting of a forget-me-not flower by one of our aged mental health patients.
This flower was reproduced on stickers that were worn by all our caregivers (and some patients). It will be used as an identifier in patient rooms ongoing. Some of the other activates we led included:
Story in CEO’s email message
Story on SJGML website
Stickers and info sheets
Email from our Director of Nursing and Midwifery to all caregivers
Meal Tray information with Breakfast to all patients
Facebook Post – explaining the flowers creation
Bake Off and cake sale with the theme of the Forget me Not flower
Facebook – change profile picture to the sticker artwork for the day
Facebook Post – summarising the day with photos from all events
Here is the link to the website story and I have attached the flower artwork, info sheet, and some of the photos from the day. https://www.sjog.org.au/our-locations/st-john-of-god-mt-lawley-hospital/news/news/2019/03/11/05/38/world-delirium-awareness-day-2019
Braeside Hospital, NSW
Teresia Matsveru, Clinical Nurse Consultant, HammondCare
At Braeside Hospital we had a very busy day filled with various activities, education, quiz and prizes.
Top three people to win a prize
If more than 3 people get a 10/10, they will be required to answer three more questions
● First prize – Hamper with bottle of wine, box of chocolates, cookies, coffee, candles and hand cream
● Second prize – Bottle of wine and a box of chocolate
● Third prize – Bottle of wineAll prizes donated by the Pall Care team
Compiled by Heidi Lindroth (@minipixie26 ) and Federico Carini (@fedescarini)