There is no one-size-fits-all approach to delirium screening, especially in the ED. The decision is even more difficult when validation data are limited. When deciding to choose a delirium assessment, one must consider multiple factors.
Regardless of which delirium assessment is chosen, sacrifices will have to be made. One must balance a delirium assessment’s advantages against its disadvantages.
ED, emergency department
RASS, Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale