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Postoperative Delirium

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Delirium is a common disorder that mostly affects older adults however it doesn’t discriminate. It an acute cognitive state that causes the patient to experience fluctuating disturbances such as confusion, disorientation and reduced awareness.

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Delirium is a common disorder that mostly affects older adults. However, it doesn’t discriminate, and can also affect young people - especially following surgery. It is an acute cognitive state that causes the patient to experience fluctuating disturbances such as confusion, disorientation and reduced awareness.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator who has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching). She is passionate about education in nursing so that we can become the best nurses possible. Sally has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, medical, orthopaedic, neurosurgical, day surgery, emergency, aged care, and general surgery.
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Pamela Boyd
31 Oct 2020
Excellent, concise and good information. Thank you.
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Elizabeth Eastwell
28 Oct 2020
Informative and relevant. Useful for any aspect of nursing the elderly.
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Zoe Clark
17 May 2021
Very informative resource. Different perspective on the subject and learned signs to look for which will help patients post-operatively.
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Ya-Jen Chang
26 May 2021
Simple and clear
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Jacinta Lamb
01 Nov 2020
very well researched and easy to read to gain the knowledge and help to teach others to look out for
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Sue TAYLOR
28 Oct 2020
Great consise information on Delirium and its management
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Sylvia Medina
31 Oct 2020
Excellent information, thank you.
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Debbie Bugden
30 Oct 2020
Good comparison of Emergence Delirium to Post Op Delirium
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madonna neville
28 Oct 2020
a clear over view with some great simple strategies which are effective though not resource or time consuming to provide
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Bindhu Philips
17 Feb 2021
Very helpful for staffs who works in the surgical area.
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