Delirium in geriatric patients: identification and prevention

ArticleinMedsurg nursing: official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 22(1):9-12 · March 2013with8 Reads
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    Clinical delirium in the hospitalized geriatric patient is defined and described. Use of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) screening tools is discussed. Nursing strategies to identify and prevent delirium are explored.