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acute care, advanced practice registered nurse, delirium, delirium assessment tools, ICU, intensive care



  1. Cullen, Elizabeth MS, RN
  2. Balas, Michele C. PhD, RN, FCCM


Abstract: Associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, delirium is a syndrome commonly experienced by hospitalized adults. This article presents a case study highlighting how delirium may go unrecognized by the healthcare team and provides 10 suggestions for improving delirium assessment, prevention, and management in the acute care setting.