TITLE

How can delirium best be prevented and managed in older patients in hospital?

AUTHOR(S)
Holroyd-Leduc, Jayna M.; Khandwala, Farah; Sink, Kaycee M.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 5, p465
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the prevention and management strategies of delirium to older patients in hospital. It states that delirium could be prevented through multicomponent and pharmacological interventions. It mentions the risk factors and strategies which includes the cognitive impairment through orientation protocols and clocks and calendars provision, impaired vision and hearing through proper use of eyeglasses, and malnutrition through proper use of dentures and assistance with eating.
ACCESSION #
48913630

 

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