WORLD
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#WDAD2021 Schedule of Events

An annual, collaborative effort to increase awareness and reduce prevalence of delirium across the globe. 

36 HOURS of WDAD 2021

From 16 – 17 March, tune in to a continuous livestream of webinars promoting delirium education and awareness.  Click below for schedule of events and presentation join links.

One Webinar EVERY DAY

Did you tune in?

We hope you enjoyed the programming leading up to World Delirium Awareness Day! If you missed it, visit the link below to view recorded lectures and resources.  

Lived Experience of Delirium

Understanding the lived experience of delirium survivors is critical to our understanding of how to help future patients, as well as helps to convey how detrimental delirium can be to a patient’s quality of life.

Firsthand Experience and Survivor Resources

More delirium resources

Spread the word. Take action with colleagues, friends, and family to #stopdelirium

Organizations Working to #stopdelirium

Originally a Twitter feed, Delirium Care Network is a team that curates art, infographics, and other resources to give caregivers the adequate tools to address delirium. Visit the Delirium Care Network website for more information. 

CIBS is a group of researchers  from Vanderbilt and the Nashville VA Medical Center that study the medical protocols and aftercare required to not only effectively manage delirium, but also to mitigate other muscular and nervous system deficits in patients who survive the ICU. Visit the CIBS website for  current research updates in preventative care for delirium and Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). 

Since 2005, ADS has fostered collaboration between interdisciplinary medical professionals to promote research, advocacy, and implementation of solutions to help critically ill patients  patients maintain their independence and prevent delirium. Visit the ADS website to find additional resources for patients, families, and healthcare professionals. 

The AGS CoCare® :HELP program offers a collection of evidence-based interventions geriatric complications that may arise during hospital care in order to prevent physical and cognitive decline after hospitalization. Visit the AGS CoCare®:HELP website to access tools for preserving patient health and learn more about where this program has been implemented.

NICE has established a set of guidelines to provide tailored, drug-free interventions to prevent delirium in at-risk individuals. Visit the NICE website to read the current guidelines and strategies recommended to decrease length of hospital stay and subsequent costs. 

Resources on Social Media