Screening for delirium with the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)

Contributed by Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., MPH; Richard N. Jones, ScD; Edward R. Marcantonio, M.D., SM Overview. The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) was published in 19901 in a highly cited article in the Annals of Internal Medicine as the first brief, standardized method for identification of delirium at the bedside. It provided a standardized rating […]

Improving Delirium Recognition in Long-Term Care Facilities: How to Quickly Detect Altered Mental Status

Contributed by Flavia Barreto Garcez, MD & Thiago J. Avelino-Silva, MD, PhD, Division of Geriatrics, University of São Paulo Medical School Changes in mental status are common in older adults admitted to both acute and long-term care facilities. Although several neuropsychiatric conditions can be responsible for these alterations, delirium is often a key cause.1,2 In […]

2018 American Delirium Society Conference

Contributed by Heidi Lindroth, BSN, RN, PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, Program Assistant, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Wisconsin-Madison The American Delirium Society (ADS) annual conference was held in June 2018 to share the latest advancements in delirium science.  A wide variety of topics from delirium training […]

Recap: American Delirium Society Meeting 2017

The American Delirium Society held their 6th annual meeting from June 4-6, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. Along with excellent talks and poster presentations by many members of the delirium research community, NIDUS was honored to host 2 sessions: 1) a plenary session by NIDUS investigators introducing the program and our initiatives and 2) a scientific breakout session with presentations by previous participants of the Delirium Boot Camp.Continue reading