NICE CG103 Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management in hospital and long-term care
This NICE guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of delirium in adults was updated in January 2023. It covers delirium in hospital and in long-term residential care or nursing homes and also covers identifying those at risk in these settings and preventing onset.
The guideline makes eight recommendations covering the below:
- Think delirium
- Risk factor assessment
- Indicators of delirium: at presentation
- Preventing delirium
- Indicators of delirium: daily observations
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Treating delirium
- Information and support
The overall aim of the guideline is to improve diagnosis and reduce hospital stays/complications.
In January 2023 evidence was reviewed and new recommendations were made on assessing and diagnosing delirium.
For more information, please visit the NICE website.