[NICE Guideline] Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management Clinical guideline [CG103]

NICE | March 2019 | Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management Clinical guideline [CG103]

NICE has updated this clinical guideline, the guideline covers diagnosing and treating delirium in people aged 18 and over in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home. It also covers identifying people at risk of developing delirium in these settings and preventing onset. It aims to improve diagnosis of delirium and reduce hospital stays and complications.

In March 2019 NICE removed the use of olanzapine for the treatment of delirium in people who are distressed or considered a risk to themselves or others.

Full details from NICE 

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