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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Delirium Care

Delirium describes a mental confusion that can happen when patients are unwell. Causes of delirium include illness, surgery and some medicines. Delirium can start suddenly, but usually improves when the cause is found and treated. It can be very frightening for the patient and for their family and carers. The resources below describe the experience of Delirium for patients and your role in prevention.

Essential Learning Resource

Introduction to Delirium Care (10 minute presentation)

When you open this PowerPoint Presentation you have to click to enable external content to be able to view the short video. The video takes approx 5 secs to load on the page. 

Healthcare Improvement Scotland Think Delirium Information Leaflet  


Further Information 

NHSGGC Acute Sector Guidelines on the risk reduction and management of Delirium


Last Updated: 28 July 2021