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Is anyone aware of successful interventions to improve care of people with dementia in the Emergency Department?

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Michelle
4 June 2021
Is anyone aware of successful interventions to improve care of people with dementia in the Emergency Department?

Is anyone aware of successful interventions to improve care of people with dementia in the Emergency Department?

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Lau Ben
4 June 2021

You’re welcome.

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Michelle
4 June 2021

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Lau Ben
4 June 2021

I would suggest you check out the BC Governments implementation of 48-6 https://bcpsqc.ca/clinical-improvement/48-6/ which addresses better assessment and interventions in seniors 70 plus in the first 48 hours of admission. At our health authority this has led to a revisioning and refining of the emergency department to assess all based on 48-6. This has encouraged all staff in the emergency ward to do a more focussed assessment of cognitive functioning of the elderly earlier in the process with screening tools for delirium and dementia.

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