Han JH, Wilson A, Graves AJ, Shintani A, Schnelle JF, Ely EW. A quick and easy delirium assessment for nonphysician research personnel. The American journal of emergency medicine. 2016 Jun;34(34). 1031-6. PMID: 27021131 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4899095 NIHMSID: NIHMS772098.
Delirium in the emergency department (ED) is an emerging field of research. Most ED research infrastructures utilize lay personnel to collect data, but delirium assessments that can be reliably performed by nonphysicians are lacking. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of the modified Brief Confusion Assessment Method (modified bCAM) for this purpose.