Nursing Perspectives on the Confusion Assessment Method

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Christopher J Patterson
Eric K C Wong
Date Published:
16 August 2018
Last updated: 
16 August 2018

Despite being common in hospitalised patients, even now, delirium is often under-recognised. The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) is used to detect delirium but its sensitivity is low when used in real-world settings1. We explored reasons for this through a series of focus groups with orthopaedic nurses at two academic hospitals in Hamilton, Canada.