Acute confusion assessment instruments: Clinical versus research usability
Acute confusion (AC), also referred to as delirium (AC/delirium), is a common problem seen by health professionals who work in a variety of care settings. This is an evaluative report on the clinical usability of instruments to assess AC/delirium as a part of nursing practice. Specifically, five instruments [the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Delirium Rating Scale (DRS), Delirium Symptom Inventory (DSI), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and Neelon/Champagne (NEECHAM) Confusion Scale] are discussed. The work demonstrates how the cooperation of nurses in practice, education, and research can improve both patient and staff outcomes.
C. G. Rapp, B. Wakefield, M. Kundrat, J. Mentes, Toni Tripp-Reimer, Kennith R. Culp, Paula Mobily, J. Akins, and L. L. Onega. "Acute confusion assessment instruments: Clinical versus research usability" Applied Nursing Research 13.1 (2000): 37-45.
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