Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 2a-Evidence of training sessions undertaken by staff in the use of a validated diagnostic tool for delirium
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Evidence of training sessions undertaken by hospital staff in the use of a validated diagnostic tool for delirium.
Early diagnosis and prompt treatment offers patients with delirium the best chance of recovery (Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit 2006). A range of clinicians can accurately diagnose delirium using a validated assessment tool, but training in the tool is essential (Wei et al. 2008).
Collection and usage attributes
Documented evidence of training undertaken by staff in the use of a validated diagnostic tool for delirium.
Staff predominantly includes nursing staff, but may also include medical and allied health staff.
Some validated diagnostic tools for delirium include:
This indicator was sourced from the Key principles for care of confused hospitalised older persons (ACI 2014).
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Source and reference attributes
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
ACI (Agency for Clinical Innovation) 2014. Key principles for care of confused hospitalised older persons. Sydney: ACI.
Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit 2006. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of delirium in older people. Melbourne: Victorian Government Department of Human Services on behalf of AHMAC. Viewed 5 May 2016, http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/
Ely EW et al. 2001. Evaluation of delirium in critically ill patients: validation of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU). Critical Care Medicine 29(7):1370-9.
Inouye S, Westendorp R & Saczynski J 2014. Delirium in elderly people. The Lancet 383(9920):911-22.
Marcantonio ER et al. 2014. 3D-CAM: derivation and validation of a 3-minute diagnostic interview for CAM-defined delirium: a cross-sectional diagnostic test study. Annals of Internal Medicine 161(8):554-61.
Shi Q, Warren L, Saposnik G & Macdermid JC 2013. Confusion assessment method: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 9:1359-70.
Wei LA, Fearing MA, Sternberg EJ & Inouye SK 2008. The Confusion Assessment Method: a systematic review of current usage. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 56(5):823-30.