Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management in hospital and long-term care
InhalteDelirium (sometimes called 'acute confusional state') is a common clinical syndrome characterised by disturbed consciousness, cognitive function or perception, which has an acute onset and fluctuating course. It usually develops over 1 to 2 days. It is a serious condition that is associated with poor outcomes. However, it can be prevented and treated if dealt with urgently.
ZielgruppeOlder people and people with dementia, severe illness or a hip fracture are more at risk of delirium.