Table 5

Summary of the contents of the Prevention of Delirium (POD) Programme toolkit
Section Contents
1. Introduction Provides the background to the programme, the theory of change underpinning it, why it is necessary, the intended objectives and the steps that need to be in place to introduce it at ward level.
2. Educational Materials Comprises sets of slides, vignettes and case studies to be drawn upon to raise awareness of delirium and delirium prevention and create readiness for the introduction of the programme alongside involvement of ward staff.
3. Preparation for Change Sets out a detailed implementation process, mechanisms and activities for planning the work, engaging staff, executing change and reflecting and evaluating progress and outcomes preparatory to delivery.
4. Implementation Manual Designed to record in detail, after completion of Section 3, how each of the interventions will be implemented in routine care on the ward. This is a bespoke document, with systems and division of labour adapted to local contexts albeit addressing common functions.
5. Involving Volunteers Specifies the detailed work involved in engaging volunteers alongside ward staff in implementing the integrated delirium prevention programme, one set of tasks that comprise part of Section 3. It is aimed at guiding the POD Action Group through those issues relating to volunteers that require discussion and decisions, for example, providing examples of volunteer role descriptions.
6. Audit and Model Tools Provide a range of tools that may be helpful to draw upon in implementing and reviewing the outcomes of practice change.

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