Tag Archives: Delirium Prevention and Management

National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals: Spotlight Audit on the Assessment of Delirium (HQIP / RCP / JGCR)

Summary The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has published a spotlight audit on delirium in the care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. This audit finds: A large proportion (32%) of patients with dementia admitted … Continue reading

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Review of Delirium Prediction Models for Hospitalised Older Adults (BMJ Open)

Summary A systematic review of delirium prediction models of relevance to older adults (those over years of age), for use in acute hospital settings, identified variable and typically inadequate predictive capabilities. “ …future models should consider using standard variables and … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Older People (Age UK / NHS England / MHF / JGCR)

Summary Age UK has reported the results of a YouGov survey which indicates that half of older adults (those aged 55 and older) have experienced mental health problems. Of this population group, 7.7 million people are estimated to have experienced … Continue reading

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Appropriate Care of Patients with Cognitive Impairment (Dementia and Delirium) in Hospital (Medical Journal of Australia / ACSQHC)

Summary General guidance for healthcare professionals on the care of older hospital patients with cognitive impairment, from Australia. Full Text Link Reference Caplan, GA. Kurrle, SE. [and] Cumming, A. (2016). Appropriate care for older people with cognitive impairment in hospital. … Continue reading

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Cognitive Assessment: Differentiating the Three Ds “Dementia, Delirium and Depression” (Nursing Times / University of Stirling DSDC)

Summary Nursing Times Learning has produced a new learning unit to assist in the differential diagnosis between dementia, delirium and depression in older people. The aim is to offer training / continuing professional development which helps ensure patients receive the … Continue reading

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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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Prevention of Delirium in Older People in Institutional Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database)

Summary Older people in institutional long-term care (LTC) are at high risk of delirium, which is a risk factor for admission to hospital, and is associated with development of dementia, mortality and high healthcare costs. This systematic review the examines … 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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Recent Systematic Reviews on Delirium

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Overview Here are some further recent reviews on the subject of delirium and its treatment in acute hospitals. The … Continue reading

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Delirium: Evidence Update (NHS Evidence)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This April 2012 “Evidence Update” on Delirium presents a summary of selected new evidence of relevance to the NICE (2010) … Continue reading

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