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Delirium: prevention, clinical features and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21488449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Delirium is a common condition among hospital inpatients and people in long-term care settings. It is an acute confusional state associated with poor outcomes. Delirium is poorly recognised and managed despite evidence to suggest it is preventable in up to one third of cases. In July 2010, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published a comprehensive clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis, prevention and management of delirium. This article discusses the clinical features of delirium in relation to the guideline. It recommends that all clinical staff Scaring for older people should take on the responsibility to 'think delirium' and improve the quality of care for these patients.
Authors:
Emma Ouldred; Catherine Bryant
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0029-6570     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Stand     Publication Date:    2011 Mar 16-22
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012906     Medline TA:  Nurs Stand     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-56; quiz 58     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. emmaouldred@nhs.net
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