This presentation will be about a collaborative approach to the prevention and management of delirium. Speakers will discuss the Medical Psychiatry Alliance and the delirium project at Trillium Health Partners. They will share how they implemented delirium prevention, screening, and management with a collaborative medical and psychiatry lens. They will discuss the results of their implementation project including lessons learned along the way.
Mary-Lynn Peters is a nurse practitioner. She is the Project Director for the Standards of Care for Seniors, Clinical Services Plan at Trillium Health Partners. She co-leads the Adult and Seniors Inpatient Delirium Project of the Medical Psychiatry Alliance at Trillium Health Partners. She is involved with best practice work and co-leads the implementation of the RNAO’s Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults Best Practice Guideline. She is involved with regional geriatric initiatives in the Mississauga Halton LHIN and is a member of the Senior Friendly Community of Practice for the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.
Jason Kerr is a geriatric medicine specialist, having completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto. He is currently the division head of Seniors Health at Trillium Health Partners, as well as the Interim Chief of Primary Care, Rehab, Complex Continuing Care, Palliative Care, and Seniors’ Health. He has a strong clinical and research interest in delirium and home-based care delivery.