How do I manage delirium in older people with COVID-19?
Intended for healthcare professionals
Evidence and practice Previous     Next

How do I manage delirium in older people with COVID-19?

Angeline Price Advanced clinical practitioner, Ageing and Complex Medicine Department, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford

Delirium is a common COVID-19 symptom and it can increase the risk of death

What is the link between COVID-19 and delirium?

As the pandemic has unfolded it has become apparent that COVID-19 presents differently in older people, especially in those with frailty. Studies have shown that one third of older patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have delirium at the time of presentation.

Nursing Older People. 33, 1, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.33.1.13.s6

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now