Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy as a Nonpharmacologic, Multicomponent Intervention in the Treatment of Delirium in Hospitalized Patients
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA
  • Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA
  • Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA
Article Information
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Mental Health / Neurologic Conditions / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy as a Nonpharmacologic, Multicomponent Intervention in the Treatment of Delirium in Hospitalized Patients
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505259. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9730
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505259. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9730
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

A novel care model was created to assess the effectiveness of OT as a nonpharmacologic, multicomponent intervention in the prevention and treatment of delirium in hospitalized patients. Given that “only 12 to 35% of delirium cases are recognized,” patients with “altered mental status” received priority evaluation from OT (Ramirez, 2014). Preliminary research has been promising and indicates benefits of OT utilization as an effective discipline in the treatment of delirium.

Primary Author and Speaker: Emma Monaghan

Additional Authors and Speakers: Ashna Rajan

Contributing Authors: Gary Blanchard