Delirium

Innovations

Nurse Case Managers Offer Low-Resource Transitional Care Services, Reducing Readmissions for At-Risk, Community-Dwelling Veterans in Remote Areas 01/25/13

Nurse case managers at a Veterans Affairs hospital use defined protocols to provide inhospital counseling and advocacy and post-discharge, telephone-based support to at-risk, community-dwelling...

Interdisciplinary Teams Perform Daily Reviews of Real-Time Information to Identify and Address Risk Factors in Older Inpatients 09/05/11

As part of Aurora Health Care's Acute Care for Elders program, each system hospital generates a spreadsheet that tracks, for all patients ages 65 and older, real-time risk factors for functional...

Hospital Volunteers Engage Dementia/Delirium Patients, Leading to Fewer Falls and Improvements in Emotional Well-Being 02/11/11

Trained volunteers at Bega Hospital support inpatients with dementia and/or delirium by talking to them about past and current events; assisting with eating, drinking, and exercise; and...

Comprehensive Program Including Specialized Inpatient Unit, Standardized Protocols, and Interdisciplinary Team Improves Care Quality for Geriatric Patients 05/18/09

As part of the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (more commonly known as NICHE) national initiative, Ocean Medical Center developed a comprehensive program to improve geriatric care....

Hospital-Based Program Proactively Identifies, Addresses Delirium Risk Factors in Elderly, Leading to Less Cognitive/Functional Decline and Lower Nursing Home Costs 04/22/08

The Hospital Elder Life Program (or HELP) seeks to reduce functional and cognitive decline in older persons during and after hospitalization. All patients aged 70 years and older are screened at...

QualityTools

Implementing the ABCDE Bundle at the Bedside 05/03/13

This toolkit, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), provides validated, evidence-based clinical knowledge, resources, and guidelines for implementing the ABCDE Bundle to prevent the unintended consequences of critical...

Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) Training Manual and Coding Guide 12/17/07

This Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) training manual has been designed to assist with the administration and coding of the CAM, and to provide supplementary information for interested clinical investigators.

The CAM improves the...

Facility-Assessment: Checklists for Delirium 12/17/07

Nursing home staff can use this self-assessment checklists to use assess processes related to delirium in the facility, in order to identify areas that need improvement.

This tool includes checklists on the following delirium-related topics...

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