Tag Archives: Acute Confusional State

Delirium: NICE Quality Standard QS63 (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new quality standard “Delirium: Quality Standard (QS63)”, which covers the prevention, diagnosis and management of delirium in adults (aged 18 years and over) in hospital and long-term … Continue reading

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Barriers to the Recognition of Delirium (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This article represents the collective opinion of clinical experts in delirium about why delirium continues to be under recognised. This consensus statement was derived from two conference workshops and an online survey of the European Delirium Association members. At an … Continue reading

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Potentially Preventable Complications in Hospitalised Dementia Patients: Urinary Tract Infections, Pressure Sores, Pneumonia and Delirium (BMJ Open)

Summary This article reports on work to identify the rates of potentially preventable complications for dementia patients, compared with non-dementia patients, using hospital discharge data from New South Wales (Australia) in 2006/2007. It was found that surgical dementia patients had higher … Continue reading

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Hospital Delirium Prevention Programmes and Patient Safety Strategies: Systematic Review (Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary Delirium in hospitalised patients is a common problem (estimated rates of delirium ranging from 14% to 56%) which increases the risks of patient morbidity and mortality. This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness and safety of in-house multi-component delirium prevention programmes. … Continue reading

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