Australasian Delirium Association

World Delirium Awareness Day

World Delirium Awareness day #WDAD2020

Wed 11 March 2020

Theme for 2020: "Let's stop delirium before it starts"

Prevention is key!

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WDAD 2019 Activities - International

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WDAD 2019 - Australasian
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WDAD 2018 Activities 

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals in WA

Chok Lui, Consultant Aged Care & Rehabilitation reported on WDAD activities 

This was the first time we took part. We created stickers, information sheet from iDelirium, and a chocolate mud cakes (see pictures) where we distributed to wards and emergency department. Our Aged Care clinical nurse consultant, Lyn Fell, did an excellent job by roaming around the hospital, testing staff about their knowledge regarding delirium and rewarding them with more sugary treats.

Thanks for sharing Chok and well done to you all.

Use the link below to find out more information about WDAD activities

Actions to take #WDAD2018

  •  Commit to using the term 'delirium'
  • Screen your patients for delirium
  • Listen to patient and family storiesabout the experience of delirium
  • Engage your leadership in a discussion of Delirium
  • Educate health professionals about delirium

AUSTIN HEALTH supports WDAD below-

Wards and Health and Rehab Centre had information boards.

Information booth/stall in the main foyer manned all day and visited by many staff and visitors - a selection of labelled goodies .

Ward 9 also had an afternoon tea, with specially made blue cup cakes and subjected themselves to a delirium quiz.

Ward 10 also had blue cake and tea,  and a board.

Well done all.


Pic L-R: Dr Anita Nitchingham, Anne Cumming, Professor Yahya Shehabi, Janine Masso

It’s World Delirium Awareness Day


South Eastern Sydney LHD have held a WDAD Delirium Forum for clinicians.  This is the first time the WDAD  forum has been held in our District. Speakers included ICU specialist Professor Yahya Shehabi, Dr Anita Nitchingham, Dr Jayita De and Ms Anne Cumming.


Prof. Yahya Shehabi presentng 'Delirium myths and facts at the South Eastern Sydney WDAD Delirium Forum 

Loads of information for those attending Delirium Forum in South Eastern Sydney LHD

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