Delirium prevention guidelines

The NICE has published guidelines on the prevention of delirium in hospitalized patients. These include recommendations for assessing and modifying issues that may precipitate delirium, including cognitive impairment / disorientation, dehydration or constipation, hypoxia, infection, immobility / limited mobility, several medications, pain, poor nutrition, sensory impairment, and sleep disturbance. These common sense, multi-disciplinary guidelines are long overdue to be published and systematically implemented (abstract)

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