Volunteers can improve care for patients with a hip fracture and delirium
Categories: Innovation |
Author: Matt Stewart
Posted: 27/08/2015 |
At Princess Alexandra Hospital, 2 volunteers are used to
reduce the duration and risk from delirium. An evaluation is underway but
anecdotally volunteers have provided support to patients, their families and
staff. The volunteers provide companionship and use diversion and stimulation
to reduce anxiety and risk as well as improving nutrition.
Princess Alexandra hospital's innovation presentation is
available to HRT members by clicking here.
Other hospital’s innovations from the 2015 Hip Fracture
Roundtable meeting are available by clicking here.