ADEPT Tool for On-Shift Use


  • Assess the patient with a focused history and physical exam
  • Diagnose the presence of delirium
  • Evaluate for underlying causes of delirium
  • Prevent worsening or development of delirium in high-risk patients
  • Treat the delirium by
    • Addressing the underlying causes
    • Prevention steps
    • Medications to manage symptoms if needed