Evidence-Based Practice Guideline Acute Confusion/Delirium

National Guideline developed through a systematic review and synthesis of current practice. A search was completed using CINAHL and Medline database. The literature included research studies, systematic reviews, quality improvement studies, and literature published from 2000-2008. Other national guidelines were reviewed from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, American Geriatrics Society, American Psychiatric Association, British Geriatrics Society, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, National Guideline Clearinghouse, and the Registered Nurses Association. A hand search was also done using the references from the literature obtained during the search. One hundred and sixteen studies and four national guidelines were actually used to identify the recommendations for  nursing assessments and interventions.


This guideline was part of a series sponsored by The University of Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center. Research Translation and Dissemination Core. 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
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Sendelbach, S., & Finch Guthrie, P.
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Series on Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines, Iowa City, IA: The University of Iowa College of Nursing John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.
University of Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Center
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
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University of Iowa

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