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Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 5a-Evidence of local arrangements for patients with delirium to be assessed for risk of falls and pressure injuries

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 5a-Evidence of local arrangements for patients with delirium to be assessed for risk of falls and pressure injuries
METeOR identifier:Help on this term628096
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:Help on this term

Evidence of local arrangements for patients with delirium to be assessed for risk of falls and pressure injuries.

Rationale:Help on this term

Patients with delirium are at greater risk of adverse events, including falls (Travers et al. 2013; Inouye et al. 2014; Maher & Almeida 2002) and pressure injuries (Inouye et al. 2014; Maher & Almeida 2002).

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: delirium Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Outcome area:Help on this termPreventing falls and pressure injuries Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Documented evidence of local arrangements for patients with delirium to be assessed for risk of falls and pressure injuries.

Refer to the NSQHS Standards: Standard 8: Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries; and Standard 10: Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls (ACSQHC 2016).

Unless explicitly stated in the indicator, all patients with delirium are included in both the numerator and the denominator, not only those where Hospital service—care type, code N[N] = 1 Acute care.

Computation:Help on this term

Yes/No

Comments:Help on this term

This indicator was sourced from the Key principles for care of confused hospitalised older persons (ACI 2014).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termService event
Format:Help on this term

Yes/No

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:Help on this term

ACI (Agency for Clinical Innovation) 2014. Key Principles for care of confused hospitalised older persons. Sydney: ACI.

ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2016. Accreditation and the NSQHS Standards. Viewed 16 February 2016,
http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/ accreditation-and-the-nsqhs-standards/.

Inouye S, Westendorp R & Saczynski J 2014. Delirium in elderly people. The Lancet 383(9920):911-22.

Maher S & Almeida O 2002. Delirium in the elderly another medical emergency. Current Therapeutics March 2002:39-45.

Travers C, Byrne G, Pachana N, Klein K & Gray L 2013. Delirium in Australian hospitals: a prospective study. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research 2013:284780.

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