Summaries of Nursing Care-Related Systematic Reviews Benzodiazepines for delirium.

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dc.contributor.author Norrie, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-24T11:22:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-24T11:22:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Norrie, P. (2010) Summaries of Nursing Care-Related Systematic Reviews Benzodiazepines for delirium. International Journal of Evidence Based Health Care, 8 (2) pp. 103-104. en
dc.identifier.issn 1744-1609
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5178
dc.description.abstract Delirium is an acute confusional state where cognition and attention are impaired. It can result in longer stays in hospital, increased morbidity and mortality, and occurs in up to 30% of patients. Nurses within the hospital setting, on a day to day basis, care for adults who experience delirium. Effective management of delirium is both challenging and time consuming. Benzodiazepines, which include diazepam, temazepam and lorazepam are used in a number of roles, including the treatment of anxiety and to aid sleep. Some are used for controlling alcohol related delirium, but their role in managing non-alcohol related delirium is unclear. Medication that can assist in resolving or managing delirium may be of benefit to nurses, their patients and relatives, for whom this is often a particularly distressing phenomenon. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.subject Cochrane Systematic review summary en
dc.subject Cochrane Nursing Collaboration en
dc.title Summaries of Nursing Care-Related Systematic Reviews Benzodiazepines for delirium. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-1609.2010.00160.x
dc.researchgroup Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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