The CAM-ICU is an adaptation of the Confusion Assessment Method by Inouye (1990), the most widely used instrument for diagnosing delirium by internists and non-psychiatric clinicians. The CAM-ICU is the only delirium assessment tool constructed with yes/no questions for use with nonspeaking, mechanically ventilated ICU patients. 2 Pages.
This report was designed to support the efforts of those who work on research programs and policies to reduce seniors' falls and fall-related injuries. It presents a comprehensive analysis of national data for Canadians age 65+ on fall injuries and deaths, as well as evidence on risk factors and best practices for the prevention of injuries to seniors living in both community and institutional settings. 65 Pages.
The Timed Up & Go (TUG) test is an assessment that should be conducted as part of a routine evaluation when dealing with older persons to detect fallers and those who need further evaluation of gait or with balance problems. 2 Pages.
"This clinical guideline describes methods of preventing, identifying, diagnosing and treating delirium. In particular, the guideline focuses on preventing delirium in people identified to be at risk, using a targeted, multicomponent, non‑pharmacological intervention that addresses a number of modifiable risk factors ('clinical factors')."
These best practice guidelines, designed for long term care provides evidence based recommendations in four key areas of senior's mental health: delirium, depression, mental health issues, suicide risk & prevention of suicide. 62 Pages.