New electronic delirium dashboard aims to improve the outcomes of geriatric patients with acute confusion by refining the quality and consistency of their hospital records.
Although elderly emergency department patients are not routinely screened for delirium, a Cleveland Clinic geriatrician is making a case for why that should change, showing that even a 60-second test can accurately detect confused patients who may otherwise slip through the cracks.
The Center for Geriatric Medicine’s Successful Aging Program is collaborating with Cleveland Clinic’s reCOVer clinic to care for patients age 65 and older with lingering brain fog after COVID-19.
Managing delirium in the context of COVID-19 is similar to the approach in other settings, but there are some notable differences. An experienced neurointensivist shares insights.
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Turn first to nonpharmacologic interventions to manage dementia-associated behavioral disturbances and delirium in older patients.
Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital instituted delirium prevalence rounds last year. Since then, bCAM positive 30-day readmission rates have dropped significantly.
Delirium is grossly under recognized in hospitals. Nurses on a neuromedicine unit at Cleveland Clinic created a multi-pronged approach to recognizing delirium and improving patient care and outcomes.
Nurse-led research projects explore delirium screening tools and the need to raise awareness of delirium symptoms in everyday clinical practice.
A delirium care path and comprehensive tool kit is changing the culture of Cleveland Clinic to raise awareness and improve identification of high-risk patients.