Table 5

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) published summaries for delirium guidelines (2008–2013)

NGC guideline summary nameGuideline developerYearDelirium clinical practice guidelines referred toCountry
Guideline summary NGC-9692Society of Critical Care Medicine2013 (revision of 1995 version)Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit45USA
Guideline summary NGC-9461Family Practice Oncology Network; Medical Services Commission2011British Columbia guidelines: Palliative care for the patient with incurable cancer or advanced disease. Part 2: Pain and symptom management54Canada
Guideline summary NGC-8072National Clinical Guideline Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions2010Delirium: diagnosis, prevention and management. NICE Clinical Guideline 10338UK
Guideline summary NGC-8381Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario2004 (addendum released May 2010)Caregiving strategies for older adults with delirium, dementia and depression46Canada
Guideline summary NGC-8380Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario2003 (addendum released May 2010)Screening for delirium, dementia and depression in older adults48Canada
Guideline summary NGC-7208University of Iowa College of Nursing2009 (revision of 1998 version)Acute Confusion/Delirium50USA
  • NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.