This site focuses on an interdisciplinary team approach to the prevention, detection, assessment and management of delirium.

Delirium is a disturbance of attention or awareness accompanied by a change in baseline cognition not caused by a pre-existing or evolving neurocognitive disorder.

A patient with delirium has a reduced ability to direct, focus, sustain, and shift attention. Approximately 40% of people in hospital will develop delirium. Most at risk are older people - especially those with dementia; and those who are acutely unwell and receiving intensive medical treatment.

People who develop delirium will: 

  •  Need to stay longer in hospital

 

For more information contact;
Vanessa Russell  - Portfolio manager  Ph. 3497955 extn 8996 / email Vanessa.russell@lakesdhb.govt.nz

 

 
 
 
11/01/2019 10:53 a.m.
Janet Arnet