This course is only available to UNISON members.
This half day introductory course is for all staff working in Health and Social Care including nurses, AHP, Health Care Assistants. Delirium is a deterioration in mental functioning, which is triggered by an acute illness of the body or the brain, intoxication or drug abuse. Delirium creates problems for health care professionals because it is complex to diagnose and care for. Good management of delirium requires knowledge of mental status assessment and awareness of the medical and environmental factors that may be involved.
This course will look at what is and what is not delirium, impact of delirium, risk factors associated with delirium, prevention and assessment.
Tutor: Nichola Cullen
Tutor's organisation: Public Health Agency
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Organising to Win
Although accountability is often perceived as being something to do with blame it is better defined as being able to account for one’s actions. However, a practitioner may also be responsible for the actions of another if care was delegated inappropriately.
This study day will examine the ways in which health care staff may be asked to justify their decisions. It will include discussion on maintaining good electronic and hard copy records, understanding Data Protection, Freedom of Information and policy.
The day will also orientate participants to NMC regulation and explain Fitness to Practice proceedings. It is targeted at nurses and midwives. It will be delivered by Dr Jane Wright who has a background in Nurse Education and currently advises and represents professionals who come to the attention of their professional regulator
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