Delirium diagnosis

AFIDAH (to correlate with CAM diagnostic algorithm)

  • Acute onset and Fluctuating course
  • Inattention
  • Disorganised thinking
  • Altered level of conciousness
  • Hallucinations and delusions

Or CAMPS Physical

  • Conscious levels impaired
  • Attention impaired
  • Memory (cognition) disturbed – poor concentration, distractable, speech incoherent
  • Perceptual disturbance – visual hallucinations
  • Short period of time (acute) phase and fluctuates
  • Evidence may be related to a physical cause e.g. sepsis, hypoxia, electrolyte abnormality

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