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Dementia and Delirium in the Elderly Hospitalized Patient: Delirium Is a Medical Emergency

Paulo, Michele MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ; Scruth, Elizabeth Ann PhD, MPH, RN, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM; Jacoby, Sonya R. RN, MSQA

doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000271
DEPARTMENTS: Legal and Ethical

Author Affiliation: Clinical Leader (Ms Paulo), Regional Patient Care Services, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Patient Care Services; Critical Care/Sepsis Clinical Practice Consultant (Dr Scruth), Quality and Regulatory, Kaiser Permanente; Clinical Practice Consultant- Clinical Effectiveness Team (Ms Jacoby), Regional Quality and Regulatory Services, Oakland, California.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Elizabeth Ann Scruth, PhD, MPH, RN, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM, Clinical Effectiveness Team, Regional Quality and Regulatory Services, 1950 Franklin St, 14th Fl (144W11), Bayside, Oakland, CA 94612 (

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