My Care Board© by the Delirium Research Group


In a busy hospital setting, communication is essential between patients, care partners and the care team. Through years of quality improvement research at Hamilton Health Sciences, the Delirium Research Group has developed a bedside communication tool to help improve care for older adults. A key goal of the tool was to prevent delirium, a common complication of hospitalization among older adults. The communication tool was developed by a multidisciplinary team of geriatricians, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse educators. The tool has been tested and redesigned iteratively after numerous rounds of feedback by patients, care partners, nurses, health care aides, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. The Delirium Research Group have also implemented custom versions in orthopedic, general medical and hematology-oncology wards

Check out the recent publication related to the My Care Board tool:

Reppas-Rindlisbacher C, Siddhpuria S, Wong EKC, Lee J, Gabor C, Curkovic A, Khalili Y, Mavrak C, de Freitas SA, Eshak K, Patterson C. Implementation of a multicomponent intervention sign to reduce delirium in orthopaedic inpatients (MIND-ORIENT): a quality improvement project. BMJ Open Quality. 2021 Jan;10(1):e001186.


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