CHOPs Key Principles
The CHOPs program is underpinned by seven Key Principles of care to improve the experiences and outcomes of confused older people in hospital:
- Undertake cognitive screening
- Delirium risk identification and preventive measures
- Assessment of older people with confusion
- Management of older people with confusion
- Effective communication to enhance care
- Staff education
- Supportive care environment
These Key Principles are intended to be implemented by multidisciplinary teams of clinicians and administrators in NSW hospitals, providing clinical and non-clinical care to the older person with confusion.
Successful implementation of the Key Principles requires engagement, ongoing commitment and ownership by the clinical team, the leadership of a project manager, and the support of senior hospital level executives.
Click on a principle above to read more about:
- how to apply it in practice
- the evidence behind the principle
- quality measures and expected outcomes
- resources and useful links.