Delirium Resource Centre

Delirium Resources

ABOUT DELIRIUM

LEARNING MODULES

DELIRIUM PREVENTION

Diagnosis: DSM-IV definition

ELearning Modules:

Prevention (Appendix C)

Hallmarks of Delirium

Significance and Diagnosis of Delirium Prevention Signage

ASSESSMENT TOOLS

Module 1 Part A: Significance

FAMILY EDUCATION

Delirium Screening Steps: Pain, Agitation and Delirium Assessment

Module 1 Part B: Assessment/Screening

Ways Families Can Help
(CCTC Family Website)

Pain: Self-Reported

Module 1 Part C: Documentation

CCTC Brochure

Pain: Observed (CPOT)

Module 1 Part D: Self Assessment Quiz

 
Agitation: VAMAAS Delirium Screening Examples DELIRIUM MANAGEMENT

Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC)

Full Delirium Protocol

Confusion Assessment Method for ICU (CAM-ICU)

 

Flow Chart

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

 

Identification of Cause

(Appendix A)

Depression versus delirium

  Removal of Deliriogenic Drugs
(Appendix B)

Dementia versus delirium

  Non-Pharmacological Interventions (Appendix C)

DELIRIUM RESOURCES

  Monitoring of Antipsychotic Agents
(Appendix D)

ICU Delirium (Vanderbilt University)

 

Weaning of Haloperidol

(Appendix E)

ICU Delirium (United Kingdom)

   

Acute Care Geriatric Nurse Network: Delirium

   

Screening for delirium, dementia and depression in older adults (RNAO Best Practice Guidelines)

   

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health: National Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Delirium

   

Video: Delirium in the elderly, Vancouver Island Health Authority