The Nrses Role in Delirium Management in Older Persons

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เนตรดาว ชัชวาล
พัชราภรณ์ อุ่นเตจ๊ะ
อริสรา อยู่รุ่ง


Delirium is frequency often develop in a hospital especially in elderly patients. Older people usually have chronic diseases. When these conditions become worse and need for the care in a hospital, this group of patients often develops a delirium. Numerous studies indicate that the delirium has many negative outcomes for older patients such as a prolonged hospitalization and an increased mobility and mortality rates. A nurse is in an important position with a role to take care of patients as a bedside caregiver. If nurses have knowledge, understanding, awareness or recognition of delirium, identify all possible risk factors and provide appropriate management to change those modifiable risk factors and can use delirium screening tools for early detection, the incident of delirium and the negative outcomes of older patients will decrease.


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ชัชวาลเ, อุ่นเตจ๊ะพ, อยู่รุ่งอ. The Nrses Role in Delirium Management in Older Persons. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [nternet]. 2018Aug.29 [cited 2021Nov.30];19(2):103-10. vailable from:
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