Long-Term Care

Study suggests licensed nurses, nursing assistants often fail to recognize delirium

MDS 3.0 Insider, December 11, 2015

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A new study published in the Annals of Long-term Care found that delirium and its subtypes were recognized by both licensed nurses and nursing assistants less than 53% of time. Nursing assistants performed similarly to the licensed nurses, indicating that all staff members require further education to recognize delirium—especially the delirium subtype hypoactive delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD).
 

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