Table 4

Management of delirium
No. mCAM-ED (Assessment by the ED nurses) Disposition Management
Delirium documented in problem-list Adequate medication
1 Delirium Admitted Yes Yes
2 Missing Transferreda No No
3 No delirium Admitted No Yes
4 No delirium Admitted Yes Yes
5 Missing Admitted Yes Yes
6 Delirium Transferreda Yes No
7 Missing Dischargeda,b Yes Yes

aIn patients who were transferred or discharged, a screening /assessment was not mandatory for the ED nurses.

bThis patient was discharged home against advice on the family’s request.

Grossmann et al.

Grossmann et al. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2014 22:19   doi:10.1186/1757-7241-22-19

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