Nursing experts lead delirium detection and treatment plans

Professor Victoria Traynor from the University of Wollongong’s School of Nursing and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) and Professor Val Wilson from UOW and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) have launched a new project aimed at detecting delirium in post-operative patients.

“Delirium is usually very short term and self-corrects, but for a significant percentage of patients, especially those over 65, it can go undetected,” Professor Wilson said.

The project is focused on Bega, Wollongong and St George hospitals with hopes a state-wide detection protocol will be rolled out by 2022.

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