Delirium Care Pathways

Multicomponent management of delirium symptoms

Page last updated: 07 November 2011

    Multicomponent management of delirium symptoms include:

  • ensuring good communication and the use of interpreters, liaison officers and communication aids;
  • using vision and hearing aids;
  • ensuring pain relief is adequate;
  • encouraging activity, such as mobility and ADLs;
  • educating client, family and carers;
  • relaxation techniques;
  • reorientation and reassurance strategies;
  • prevent complications;
  • ensuring hydration is adequate;
  • involving family/carer involvement; and
  • using antipsychotic medications.