Managing acute confusion and dementia

Delirium, or acute confusional state, will affect a high proportion of your medical and surgical in-patients. If you do not recognise it quickly your patients will recover more slowly, stay in hospital longer, and have worse outcomes. Delirious patients are often a risk to both themselves and others, including those trying to treat them.

 

By completing this module you will recognise delirium earlier and not only improve your patients' quality of life, but also allow your hospital to make better use of its resources.

 

People with dementia are more likely to develop delirium, and by the end of this module you should be comfortable identifying and obtaining appropriate treatment for your patients with dementia.

 

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