Other Resources

Websites

American Delirium Society
The American Delirium Society is a national organization whose mission is to foster research, education, quality improvement, advocacy and implementation science to minimize the impact of delirium on short- and long-term health and well-being of patients.

European Delirium Association
The European Delirium Association is an organization whose goal is to promote research, education and clinical practice in delirium. It serves as a forum to bring together interested researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines
Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines was a collaborative effort from members of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, and the Emergency Nurses Association. The goal of these guidelines is to effectively and feasibly improve the care of the older patients in the emergency department. These guidelines create a template for staffing, equipment, education, policies and procedures, follow-up care, and performance improvement measures.

Geri-EM
This is an educational website designed for health care providers who evaluate older patients, particularly in the emergency department. It has six e-learning modules: cognitive impairment, medication management, trauma and falls, atypical presentations, functional assessment and discharge planning, and end of life issues. These modules contain video-based patient scenarios to facilitate learning. Free CME is also offered to those who register.

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
This website contains content about the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) which is a comprehensive patient-care program designed to prevent delirium and loss of functioning in hospitalized patients. In addition, it contains information about the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and 3D-CAM.

ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group
This is a delirium website focused on delirium monitoring and management in the intensive care unit setting. It also contains detailed information about the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU) and the ABCDEF bundle.

NICE Delirium Guidelines
This is a clinical delirium guideline developed by the National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE) and provides evidence guidance for the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and treatment of delirium.

The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education (POGOe)
POGOe is free collection of expert-contributed geriatrics educational materials for educators and learners. Their materials are available digitally and use various teaching methods. Their primary mission is to encourage the free exchange of teaching and assessment materials in order to promote geriatrics education in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology.