Research Brief

Puzzle of Prevention: Recognizing the Role of Delirium To Avoid Rehospitalization

Post-Acute Care
Learning Management and Training
Research Brief
Recognizing the Role of Delirium to Avoid Rehospitalization White Paper

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  • Risk factors that can precipitate delirium
  • Common causes of the condition
  • Screening tools for identifying delirium
  • Interventions that can prevent the condition

About this research brief

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.

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