Australasian Delirium Association

Links for Health Professionals

NIDUS Logo

https://deliriumnetwork.org/

The NIDUS website contains many resources to enhance delirium research and support the field. Some key features website include the Delirium Research Hub database, Delirium Measurement Informational Cards for commonly used delirium screening, diagnostic and severity assessments, and a delirium bibliography which is updated monthly.

International Delirium Associations:

American Delirium Society:
https://www.americandeliriumsociety.org/

European Delirium Association:
http://www.europeandeliriumassociation.com/

Scottish Delirium Association:
www.scottishdeliriumassociation.com


Useful Links:


Caring for Cognitive Impairment, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)

https://cognitivecare.gov.au/


Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/cognitive-impairment/cognitive-impairment-resources

The Commission has developed new cognitive impairment resources to:

  • Provide information for health service organisations to help them improve the quality of care and health outcomes for people with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium
  • Support implementation of the NSQHS Standards (second edition)
  • Augment existing resources, such as the NSQHS Standards Guide for hospitals, and should be read in conjunction with these
  • Provide links to further resources and examples of approaches to delivering health care to people with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium

These new resources are:

NSQHS Standards user guide for health service organisations providing care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium

A better way to care (second edition)

Cognitive impairment: Actions for clinicians fact sheet

Cognitive impairment: Actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards


ANZSGM Position paper 13. Delirium in Older People – New – 1 May 2012. Revision by Dr Teck Yew and Sean Maher.  Original paper coordinated by Dr Sean Maher.   http://www.anzsgm.org/posstate.asp


Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health:

http://www.ccsmh.ca/en/projects/delirium.cfm


Caresearch page for delirium in palliative care: 

http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/tabid/745/Default.aspx


Agency for Clinical Innovation, Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (CHOPs) project:

www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/chops

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Delirium in Older People, October 2006:

http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/A9F4D074829CD75ACA25785200120044/$FILE/delirium-cpg.pdf


Delirium pathways developed from Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Delirium in Older People, October 2006

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Delirium-Care-Pathways


ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

http://www.icudelirium.org

 

NSW Health Dementia Care Competency and Training Network

http://dementiacare.health.nsw.gov.au/


Registered Nurses Association of Ontario: 

http://rnao.ca/bpg/guidelines/screening-delirium-dementia-and-depression-older-adult

 

Queensland University of Technology - Learn about Delirium

http://www.delirium.health.qut.edu.au/

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) for Prevention of Delirium, Dr Sharon Inouye :

http://www.hospitalelderlifeprogram.org/


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