Our healthcare assistant has created a dementia patient wristband that will be nationally trialled

Source: The Academy of Fabulous Stuff

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Wristbands with a ‘forget me not’ flower are now being used at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to make it clear which patients have dementia.  The idea came from Allyson Rigby an Emergency Department Senior Healthcare Assistant and said: “The adaptation to patient wristbands alerts staff to use dementia training, ensuring person-centred care that’s adapted to their individual needs – preventing unnecessary distress.”

Length of publication: 1 page

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