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Category
Standard
Access
Open
Status
Active
Created
2016
Updated
September 2021
Delirium is a serious but under-recognised condition associated with increased mortality.

This clinical care standard describes the care that should be received by adults when they have delirium. It applies primarily to hospitals, but can be adapted for use in residential aged care services.

Main sections:

• Delirium clinical care standard

• Indicators for local monitoring

• Clinical care standards

• About the Delirium Clinical Care Standard

• How to use this clinical care standard

• Background: Delirium

• Quality statement 1 – Early identification of risk

• Quality statement 2 – Interventions to prevent delirium

• Quality statement 3 – Patient-centred information and support

• Quality statement 4 – Assessing and diagnosing delirium

• Quality statement 5 – Identifying and treating underlying causes

• Quality statement 6 – Preventing complications of care

• Quality statement 7 – Avoiding use of antipsychotic medicines

• Quality statement 8 – Transition from hospital care
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