Management of acute confusion in patients with CNS infections

Claire Matata, Sylviane Defres, Christina Jones, Alison Gummery, Tom Solomon

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This article 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. The article addresses many of the challenges encountered by nurses caring for confused patients, including the recognition of acute confusion, use of screening tools, and the management and treatment of these patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-58
Number of pages12
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


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