Better care for patients with dementia in the recovery room
Ruth Sander Independent consultant, Care of the older person
Patients with cognitive impairment can experience poorer outcomes after surgery if they do not receive care tailored to their needs when waking up in a recovery room. Hospitals tend to be noisy, busy and brightly lit environments where patients meet many different members of staff, and so are poorly suited to people with dementia.
Nursing Older People. 30, 1, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.30.1.11.s8