Delirium in care homes: How you can make a real difference in primary care

You can now access the recording of our Trafford GP delirium virtual education session and download the session slides

Delirium is a condition which causes a short-term confused state and develops over hours and days. It causes short term problems with memory, concentration, attention and personality. It occurs when a person is medically unwell and can be caused by several things, such as infections, pain or constipation. People living with dementia are more likely to experience delirium. People may go on to develop delirium, whether they are in hospital, in a care home or living at home.

The focus for the session on September 22nd 2022 was on the importance of detecting and coding delirium in primary care, an outline of the Greater Manchester Community Delirium Toolkit; with presentations from a wide range of organisations supporting the implementation of the Greater Manchester Community Delirium Toolkit in Trafford in care homes and for people living at home. We had presentations and some case studies from; a GP, NWAS Community Paramedic, Mastercall, Community Enhanced Care Service and Community IV therapy team.

Thank you to all the speakers, organisers and to everyone who joined us on the day.

You can download the session slides: Delirium GP education session 22 September 2022

You can find out more about our delirium programme here