New electronic delirium dashboard aims to improve the outcomes of geriatric patients with acute confusion by refining the quality and consitency of their hospital records.
Rapid Screening Can Detect Delirium in Elderly Emergency Department Patients
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.
Distinguishing COVID-19 Brain Fog from Dementia, Delirium and Depression in Older Adults
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.
Delirium in COVID-19 Patients: Advice for Recognition and Management
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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Treating Dementia-Associated Behavioral Disturbances and Delirium
Turn first to nonpharmacologic interventions to manage dementia-associated behavioral disturbances and delirium in older patients.
Delirium Prevalence Rounds Are Making a Positive Impact
Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital instituted delirium prevalence rounds last year. Since then, bCAM positive 30-day readmission rates have dropped significantly.
Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Delirium
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.
Delirium Often Not Identified in Postsurgical Cardiac Patients
Nurse-led research projects explore delirium screening tools and the need to raise awareness of delirium symptoms in everyday clinical practice.
Everyone Owns Delirium
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.