Puzzle of Prevention: Recognizing the Role of Delirium to Avoid Rehospitalization
About This White Paper
Studies have indicated that delirium is a strong risk factor for longer hospital stays, increased costs, long-term cognitive impairment, and higher mortality. Training long-term care staff to recognize and treat delirium promptly is crucial to improving function and preventing avoidable hospitalizations.
Download this white paper to learn about:
- The risk factors that can precipitate delirium.
- Common causes of the condition.
- Screening tools for identifying delirium.
- Interventions that can prevent the condition.