|Patient Safety Panel to Discuss Solutions to Eliminating Preventable Post-Operative Delirium|
|Thursday, 10 January 2019 03:06|
Jan. 10, 2019 13:01 UTC
Patient Safety Panel to Discuss Solutions to Eliminating Preventable Post-Operative Delirium
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Developing post-operative delirium could put you at higher risk for a longer hospital stay and even death. The latest techniques to prevent postoperative delirium will be the focus as global experts will form a distinguished panel at the upcoming World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in Huntington Beach, California, on January 19, 2019. The panelists participating in the upcoming Delirium Panel, which includes experts from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiology (WFSA) and Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).
Delirium is a condition characterized by “an acute change or fluctuation in the course of a patient’s mental status, plus inattention and either disorganized thinking or an altered level of consciousness” (Inouye et al.) and it is often mistaken for dementia or depression. Failure to acknowledge the presence of delirium in the patient can lead to an inappropriate discharge, extended hospital stays, increased readmission rates, and increased mortality rates (Greer et al., 2011). According to researchers, close to half of the estimated 2.6 million patients affected by delirium in the United States is estimated to be preventable.
The Delirium panel will discuss best practices from around the world, feature a patient who will share their experience with post-operative delirium and announce the development of a new Actionable Patient Safety Solutions on this topic.
Members of the Global Panel include:
For more information, please visit the Patient Safety Movement Foundation website. Members of the media may request a press pass or a digital media kit that will be updated throughout the Summit by emailing [email protected]
About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 4.8 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit which creates free tools for patients and hospitals. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to ZERO. Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward ZERO preventable deaths. Visit www.patientsafetymovement.org.
Source: Patient Safety Movement Foundation