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Participant, Post Operative Delirium Working Group (KGH)

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region, patient partners from Kelowna area

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Volunteer Opportunity
KGH is revising processes to better support patients or loved ones who have experienced post operative delirium. We want to hear from you to share details on how this affected you or your loved one, what we can do to improve your experience and management of this complication.


Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health – Kelowna General Hospital 3E/4W

The aim of this working group is to learn from patient partners who have experience with post operative delirium to help us meet our project goals of early identification of patients who may be more susceptible to post operative delirium and reducing instances of post operative delirium by 2% at KGH.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

• Experience either personally or as a family member/caregiver with post=surgical delirium
• Comfort in sharing your story and providing recommendations/ideas for change

• Number of patients: 2-3
Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
• It is anticipated that this group will meet every other month
• Day/time of meeting to be determined
• At this time, meetings will be held by Zoom
• This work will continue for up to 6 months

If meetings move to in-person costs of mileage/taxi may be covered with prior director approval.

For KGH, one of their top priorities is safe patient care and reduction of adverse events.

As part of that care, KGH is always evaluating how they can provide a level of care for surgical care which is above the standard of care for the surgical population. This also includes being able to identify and optimize care for patients to support better outcomes.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region

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