Articles + Clinical Practice Guidelines

Delirium

Purpose To recognize symptoms of delirium. To provide appropriate interventions to clients experiencing delirium. Background Delirium is a leading mental health problem for older adults.  Prevalence of the disorder ranges from 10% - 56%  (Lacko et al, 2000 p. 2).  It...

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Falls: Harm Reduction

Purpose To reduce the number of harmful falls amongst patients in acute or sub-acute care settings. To provide a research-based protocol that assesses risk factors, recommends interventions and evaluates outcomes. Background One in three older adults over the age of...

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Continence

Purpose To maintain urinary continence in the acutely ill patient in hospital. To promote the restoration of urinary continence. To promote the attainment of a patient-centered achievable level of continence for the chronically incontinent patient. Background Seven...

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