Select Delirium Resources

m Bookmark and Share

For a comprehensive overview of delirium as well as multiple resources, please visit the American Delirium Society’s website: https://www.americandeliriumsociety.org/
 

Media Type

Year

Name

Webpage

Description

Family Education

Family Education

Professional Education

๐Ÿ’ป Website
๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

2016

Australian Delirium Association

Healthcare Professionals

http://delirium.
org.au/

Website for community and healthcare professionals with information on delirium

  • Bi-annual Newsletter (Events/Updates)
  • Delirium facts, definition, risk factors/causes, prevention, early identification, accurate diagnosis, management and impact
  • Links to other websites for delirium education
  • Journal Articles and Reviews

Family Education

Professional Education

๐Ÿ’ป Website
๐Ÿ“„ Handouts
โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2016

ICU-Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group

http://www.icu
delirium.org/

http://www.icu
delirium.org/
patients.html

ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group: Vanderbilt University, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, & US Dept of Veteran Affairs (VA). Website for healthcare professionals and family about delirium, which includes patients of all ages and populations

  • Delirium facts, terminology and learning mnemonics
  • ABCDEF Bundle for delirium prevention
  • Assessment
  • Patient testimonials
  • References/Research Studies/Articles
  • Learning tools for healthcare professionals/Videos/Handouts/Charts
  • Learning Tools for families/Brochures/Videos/Handouts

Family Education

Professional Education

Patient Education

๐Ÿ’ป Website
๐Ÿ“„ Handouts
โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2016

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

Family, Healthcare Professionals

www.hospital
elderlife
program.org

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is an informative website that provides

  • Access to various versions of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) delirium assessment tools for healthcare professionals.
  • Family members and patients access to information on delirium.
  • A newsletter with current information
  • Upcoming conference Information
  • New research findings
  • Journal articles and resource links
  • Patient and family resources and websites
  • Delirium assessment tools with user information (Long CAM, Short CAM, CAM-S Severity, FAM CAM, 3D- CAM, Chart Del)

Family Education

๐Ÿ“„ Handouts

2016

Delirium

http://www.
upmc.com/
patients-visitors/
education/
behavioral-
health/pages/
delirium.aspx

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center patient and family delirium education information page on delirium.

Family Education

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2012

Dept. of VA

Delirium Quiet & Excited

https://www.
youtube.com/
watch?v=
M4wsPTtGeIc

Barbara Kamholz, MD developed the video, as a federal employee, to assist those who care for persons in delirium. This video helps families understand the beginning of delirium and its intervention.

Family Education

2010

In the Intensive Care Unit Delirium

http://www.icu
delirium.org/
docs/delirium_
education_
brochure.pdf

ICU Delirium & Cognitive Impairment Study Group. Educational brochure for family members of patients who experience delirium.

General Education

Professional Education

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2016

Delirium: Hidden Dangers and Beyond

https://www.
youtube.com/
watch?v=
r6mgBwiz6yE

American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Houston Gulf Coast Chapter created an educational video to raise delirium awareness and provide an introduction to the Grami-Smith Delirium Prevention Bundle© as a delirium prevention strategy.

Target Audience: All
Time: 12.08 minutes.

Professional Education

๐Ÿ’ป Website

2016

iDelirium

http://www.
idelirium.org/

iDelirium is a collaboration of three delirium organizations working with patients, caregivers, professionals, and policymakers to promote delirium science.

Professional Education

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2015

Delirium in Healthcare Thriller Style

https://m.
youtube.com/
watch?feature=
youtu.be&v=
dKCqdOoYb38

American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Houston Gulf Coast Chapter created a short Michael Jackson “Thriller” style video to raise delirium awareness and provide introduction to staff nurses on delirium prevention using the Grami-Smith Delirium Prevention Bundle© as a prevention strategy.

Target Audience: Healthcare Professionals
Time: 5:58 minutes.

Professional Education

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book
๐Ÿ“„ Handouts

2015

Delirium Resources

http://www.viha.
ca/mhas/
resources/
delirium/
tools.htm

Vancouver Island Health Authority. Website of delirium resources for families and health care professionals including quick reference tools and quizzes.

Professional Education

๐Ÿ’ป Website
๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

2016

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Delirium Assessment and Management

www.aacn.org

http://www.
aacn.org/wd/
practice/content/
practicealerts/
delirium-
practice-
alert.pcms?
menu=practice

Website for healthcare professionals about delirium in patients of all ages and populations

  • References, research studies, articles
  • Practice guidelines and Best Practice Alerts

Professional Education

๐Ÿ’ป Website

2016

European Delirium Association

http://www.
european
delirium
association.com/

Website for healthcare professionals and other interested parties on delirium. Includes videos and other resources.

Professional Education

๐Ÿ’ป Website
๐Ÿ“„ Handouts
โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2016

ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group

www.icudelirium
.org/resources.
html

Webpage of resources for healthcare professionals related to screening and assessment of delirium, and management using The ABCDEF Bundle. Webpage includes a variety of education slides in addition to other materials.

Social Media

Professional Education

2016

American Delirium Society Facebook

https://www.
facebook.com/
theamerican
deliriumsociety

Professional Education

2016

American Delirium Society Twitter

@AmerDelirium

Professional Education

2016

Delirium Care Network Twitter

@DeliriumCare

Professional Education

2016

European Delirium Association Facebook

https://www.
facebook.com/
EDA.delirium/
?fref=ts

Palliative Care

Professional Education

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2011

Delirium – presentation, issues and management in Palliative Care

https://www.
youtube.com/
watch?v=pkVia
_NIc-k

Uploaded on April 3, 2011.

Dr. Ted Braun, Alberta Health Services, provided the plenary at the annual conference of the Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association (SHPCA). The one-hour video addresses delirium in the home health and inpatient settings for the palliative care population. It includes case study reviews, subtypes of delirium, signs and symptoms, delirium assessment tools, and delirium management suggestions.

Older Adults

Professional Education

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2012

Dept. of VA, Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Centers (GRECC)

Agitated Behaviors Among Older Hospitalized Patients

https://www.
youtube.com/
watch?v=
GrJypBgHUxk

This video includes common vignettes of older hospitalized patients who appear agitated. For each vignette, viewers will see how staff try to handle the situation, first in a traditional way which is not very effective; then, in a more successful way that demonstrates the T-A-DA method (Tolerate, Anticipate, Don't Agitate).

Professional Education

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2012

Dept. of VA, GRECC

Agitated Behaviors Among Older Nursing Home Residents

https://www.
youtube.com/
watch?v=
iORtNxwMK6o

This video includes common vignettes of older patients living in a nursing home who either become agitated or are agitated. For each vignette, viewers will see how staff try to handle the situation, first in a traditional way which is not very effective; then, in a more successful way that demonstrates the T-A-DA method (Tolerate, Anticipate, Don't Agitate).

Pediatric Assessment Tools

๐Ÿ’ป Website

2016

ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group

pCAM-ICU

http://www.icu
delirium.org/
pediatric.html

The pCAM-ICU was adapted from the Confusion Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU) for use in intubated or non-intubated children who are at least 5 years of age and who do not demonstrate significant developmental delay. The webpage provides pocket cards for delirium monitoring using the pCAM-ICU and either the RASS or SBS on the webpage.

๐Ÿ’ป Website

2016

ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group

psCAM-ICU

http://www.icu
delirium.org/
pediatric.html

Recently developed delirium assessment tool which is used in infants at least 6 months of age. Validation studies are in progress. Patients may be critically ill, intubated or non-intubated.

Adult Assessment Tools

๐Ÿ’ป Website

2015

American Geriatrics Society 2015 updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults

https://www.
guideline.gov/
summaries/
summary/49933

List of drugs that may be inappropriate for use in older adults including the rationale, recommendation, quality of the evidence, and the strength of the recommendation.

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2016

ConsultGeri

https://consult
geri.org/

A clinical website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Classic assessment tools commonly used in the geriatric population. Includes delirium screening tools and links as well as sections dedicated to specialty nursing and/or caring for persons with dementia.

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book
โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video

2011

Delirium: The under-recognized medical emergency “How to Try This” Video.

http://journals.
lww.com/
ajnonline/
Fulltext/2007/
12000/How_to_
Try_This__
Detecting_
Delirium.
27.aspx

American Journal of Nursing. Provides access to article and training video. This video guides viewers through the utilization of two tools: the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and Assessing and Managing Delirium in Older Adults with Dementia. In this five chapter program, two patients are presented and assessed for delirium using the CAM: one with delirium and one with a delirium superimposed on an underlying dementia. Once identified, further assessment and treatment of the underlying etiology and safe management of care is shown using the Delirium Superimposed on Dementia Algorithm.

Time: 51.19 minutes.

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

Rev. 2012

The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)

https://consult
geri.org
/try-this
/general-
assessment/
issue-4.pdf

From the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University College of Nursing, this article outlines the strengths, limitations, and validity and reliability of the GDS, as well as its target population. It also includes the short form of the GDS.

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book
๐Ÿ’ป Website

Nursing Home Toolkit

www.nursing
hometoolkit.
com

Prepared for the Commonwealth Fund in collaboration with The John A. Hartford Foundation with A. Kolanowski & K. Van Haitsma as expert panel coordinators. Nursing Home Toolkit focuses on behavioral health of nursing home residents, although the information is pertinent to hospitalized patients as well. Primary focus of webpage is dementia. A small amount of information about delirium is found under the heading, Toolkit. In the Assessment section, pay particular attention to the NOTE in the middle of the page and the two citations listed. In the heading, Urgent and Unresolved Behaviors, explore the section, Managing Specific Behaviors. In the second row of topics explore the topic, Delirium /Acute Confusion.

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video
๐Ÿ“„ Handouts
๐Ÿ’ป Website

2014

RADAR Training materials, poster, research results, videos, and validation results

http://radar.
fsi.ulaval.ca/
?page_id=54

Phillip Voyeur et al. The first presentation focuses on the proper use of the R.A.D.A.R. delirium assessment tool. The presentation focuses on the proper use of the RADAR delirium assessment tool for nurses. Effectively uses cases studies as teaching tools. Does not include information about scoring the results.

Time: 26:28 minutes.

Definitions of different types of delirium that are found in the DSM are discussed. The second video presents validation statistics of the RADAR tool, which is intended for nurses to assess patients for delirium.

Time: 20:47 minutes.

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

2015

American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th | DSM-5

dsm.psychiatry
online.org

The DSM-5 is a resource for all healthcare professionals. It is a resource with current information to help guide clinical practice in the treatment of mental health issues in various healthcare settings. Delirium diagnosis and management is discussed. Links to numerous articles and research studies on delirium.

๐Ÿ“„ Handouts
โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video
๐Ÿ’ป Website

2016

Adult Non-ICU Care: Monitoring Delirium

http://www.icu
delirium.org/
non-icu.html

The ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group provides a rich source of delirium assessment tools for use in hospital areas outside of the ICU. The following tools are highlighted: The Delirium Triage Screen (DTS); The Brief Confusion Assessment Method (bCAM); The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM); The 3D CAM for elders takes approximately 3 minutes; and the 4 ‘A’s Test (4AT), which is used commonly internationally and takes approximately 2 minutes to complete. Instructions, flow sheets, articles, and links are located on the webpage.

โ˜‰ CD/DVD/     Video
๐Ÿ’ป Website
๐Ÿ“„ Handouts

2016

Hospital Elder Life Program

Long CAM Instrument

Confusion Assessment Method (Short CAM)

http://www.
hospitalelder
lifeprogram.org/
delirium-
instruments/
confusion-
assessment-
method-long-
cam/

http://www.
hospitalelder
lifeprogram.org/
delirium-
instruments/
short-cam/

The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) was developed to improve the recognition of delirium by non-psychiatrists. Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) is the most widely studied and used assessment tool for non-ICU delirium.

The Long CAM is a very comprehensive tool, however the Short CAM is used more often because it has been validated in research studies and can be completed in five minutes.

๐Ÿ’ป Website
๐Ÿ“„ Handouts

2016

Hospital Elder Life Program

FAM-CAM (Family CAM)

http://www.
hospitalelder
lifeprogram.org/
delirium-
instruments/
fam-cam/

The Family-CAM (FAM-CAM) was developed from the CAM and aids the healthcare team in the detection of delirium based on feedback from the family. The tool was developed to assist the clinician in early detection and must be used with another reliable validated tool to diagnose delirium.

๐Ÿ’ป Website
๐Ÿ“„ Handouts
๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

2016

4AT

http://www.
the4at.com/

This validated tool was designed for the rapid assessment of delirium and cognitive impairment at first patient contact by any health professional. It is widely used in clinical practice in the UK and internationally.

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

2013

ICU Delirium and Cognitive

http://www.
icudelirium.org/
resources.html

This website link provides a multitude of delirium assessment tools, complete with training manuals, flow and worksheets, and FAQs.

Guidelines

Best Practice Guidelines

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

2010

NICE

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

https://www.
nice.org.uk/
guidance/cg103/
chapter/
1-Guidance

Website addresses delirium in the adult population and discusses diagnosis, prevention and management in various clinical settings. It is well-recognized evidence-based guidance that sets the standard of quality of delirium care in hospitals and long term care settings.

Best Practice Guidelines

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

2016

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

http://www.ncbi.
nlm.nih.gov/
pubmedhealth/
PMH0084861/

Fully downloadable report on the Treatment of Older Adults with Insomnia, Agitation, or Delirium with Benzodiazepines: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines.

Best Practice Guidelines

๐Ÿ‘“ Article/Book

2014

American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Expert Panel on Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults.

http://
geriatricscare
online.org/
ProductAbstract/
american-
geriatrics-
society-clinical
-practice-
guideline-for-
postoperative-
delirium-in-
older-adults/
CL018/

This American Geriatrics Society (AGS) clinical practice guideline was developed to identify evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies that should be implemented in the perioperative period for the prevention and treatment of postoperative delirium in older patients who are identified as at risk for delirium with delirium risk prediction models. Guideline development was based upon the AGS framework, with a standardized process for literature review, and rating the quality and strength of the recommendations. The nonpharmacological recommendations address (1) health professionals' education about delirium, (2) multicomponent interventions performed by an interdisciplinary team for delirium prevention and management, (3) identification and management of delirium's causes and (4) specialized hospital units. Pharmacological interventions address (1) anesthesia depth, (2) regional anesthesia, (3) analgesia, (4) avoidance of inappropriate medications, (4) medications including antipsychotics, cholinesterase inhibitors, benzodiazepines and medications for severe agitation, and (5) pharmacological management of hypoactive delirium.

Please note that you must register for this article, but it is free.

Miscellaneous

Best Practice Guidelines

๐Ÿ“„ Handout

2016
Updated

Delirium & Acute Encephal-
opathy Care Pathway

ADAPT
(Actions for Delirium Assessment Prevent & Treatment), Hartford Hospital

Not available
at this time

See brochure
here

Brochure sponsored by ADAPT (Actions for Delirium Assessment Prevent & Treatment), Hartford Hospital. This brochure outlines drugs to limit and/or avoid, possible etiologies, various assessment methods, and several actions and assessments for the health care providers and patients.

 

Last edited 2/1/2017

From: 
Email:  
To: 
Email:  
Subject: 
Message: