I am in a very privileged position to meet with key people in the New Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH) in regard to discussing ‘code blacks’ and making practical changes to minimize the trauma to both patients and staff with escalating behaviours.
This is a golden opportunity to set a new standard in the ED of the hospital and have a different mindset in regard to people with dementia which can hopefully be adopted by hospitals around Australia.
I would like to represent the ‘DD Members’ that have an opinion or some feedback about the way things are currently done in the ED. I am really excited that the decision makers are listening and prepared to improve things – Please place your feedback, comments and ideas below so I can be fully prepared.
If you have experienced code blacks and the ED environment your participation in this discussion would be most appreciated.