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Management of acute confusion in patients with CNS infections

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2017
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This learning module discusses the management of acute confusion and aggression in patients with infections of the central nervous system (CNS). The issues discussed are applicable to the management of acute confusion of any cause and the principles of care apply to all confused patients. They include helping nurses in the recognition of acute confusion, the use of screening tools, and the management and treatment of confused patients.

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Claire Matata, Specialist research nurse, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, and The Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool.
Sylviane Defres, Academic clinical fellow, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, and the Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool.
Christina Jones, Nurse consultant, Critical care, Whiston Hospital, Prescot.
Alison Gummery, Research psychologist, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool.
Tom Solomon, Director, Consultant in neurology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, and Consultant in neurology, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, and The Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool.


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