Documentation and management of words associated with delirium among elderly patients in postacute care: a pilot investigation.

@article{Morandi2009DocumentationAM,
  title={Documentation and management of words associated with delirium among elderly patients in postacute care: a pilot investigation.},
  author={Alessandro Morandi and Laurence M Solberg and Ralf Habermann and Patrick A. Cleeton and Emily S. Peterson and Eugene Wesley Ely and John F. Schnelle},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={330-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe in a pilot investigation the frequency that keywords associated with delirium were documented by providers and to study the effect of reporting such observations on physician orders. DESIGN Retrospective investigation. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS Eighty elderly patients identified from 895 admitted to 2 postacute care (PAC) facilities. MEASUREMENTS Keywords associated with delirium were confusion, disorientation, altered mental status, delirium, agitation… CONTINUE READING
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