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Older people’s care: how do I use the 4AT tool for delirium?

Delirium is common in older people but should be treated as a time-critical change in mental state, it can be identified with 4AT, a simple-to-use, bedside test

Delirium is common in older people but should be treated as a time-critical change in mental state, it can be identified with 4AT, a simple-to-use, bedside test

Delirium is an acute deterioration in a person’s mental state, which usually arises over hours or days ( Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 2019 ). It should be treated as time-critical, using the three-stage process of suspecting, spotting and stopping it (

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