Recognizing delirium superimposed on dementia: assessing nurses' knowledge using case vignettes.

  title={Recognizing delirium superimposed on dementia: assessing nurses' knowledge using case vignettes.},
  author={Donna Fick and Denise M Hodo and Frank Graziani Lawrence and Sharon K. Inouye},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={40-7; quiz 48-9}
Delirium is a serious and prevalent problem that occurs in many hospitalized older adults. Delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD) occurs when a delirium occurs concurrently with a pre-existing dementia. DSD is typically underrecognized by medical and nursing staff. The current study measured nursing identification of DSD using standardized case vignettes, and the Mary Starke Harper Aging Knowledge Exam (MSHAKE). Results revealed that the nurses in this study had a high level of general… CONTINUE READING
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