Posted on January 14, 2011 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

Did you know that if you search for the word Delirium on the BBC website you are likely to be directed to the Sports page?  Look under concerns for the over 50s on the Health page and you will find Ebola virus and flaky scalp but not delirium.  Delirium – rife in the community and hospitals, 60+% in our sick ventilated patients, with a legacy of death and dementia. 

Lets get delirium where it belongs into the UK consciousness or at least the BBCs!  E mail them by going on to the BBC Health page then click on contact us at the bottom.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/

Posted on January 14, 2011 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

If you are battling with establishing delirium screening and management but feel like you are swimming against the tide it might be useful to step back and look at the overall view – a tonic for the troops?!  Watch one of the podcasts from the Lets respect campaign – Professor Alisdair MacLulllich on Delirium in the General Hospital patient or Dr Valerie Page on ICU Delirium.

Find them at: http://tinyurl.com/chddgm or via the ICU webcast link on the left hand menu.