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Pflegerische Ansätze der nicht-medikamentösen Therapie des Deliriums

Ulrich-Hermann, Anja and Kramer, Franz and Spirig, Rebecca. (2010) Pflegerische Ansätze der nicht-medikamentösen Therapie des Deliriums. Therapeutische Umschau, Vol. 67, H. 2. pp. 87-90.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6007255

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Abstract

The prevalence of deliria is increasing exponentially with cumulative age. At the University Hospital of Basel 16 % of patients in the 70-79 year age-group, 27 % in the 80-89 year age-group and 39 % of the over 90 year old are rated as confused and disoriented. Delirious patients suffer from functional decline and show a significant higher mortality and institutionalization rate after hospital discharge. Nurses have an important role in the multi-component delirium-management. In addition to the assessment of medication, laboratory parameters, oxygenation or urinary excretion, patient-oriented evaluations, pain and stress management, assessment of patient perception and communication are of particular importance. To meet these goals, nurses need knowledge, education and proof of clinical evidence.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Ehemalige Einheiten Public Health > Klinische Pflegewissenschaft (Spirig)
UniBasel Contributors:Spirig, Rebecca
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
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Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0040-5930
Note:Note: Englischer Titel: Caregiving interventions for non drug-based delirium treatments -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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