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Delirium - red flag symptoms

Delirium - red flag symptoms


Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


June 30, 2015


June 30, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Anna Cumisky covers the possible red flag symptoms associated with acute confusion. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include how to assess an acutely confused patient, differential diagnoses such as psychosis, depression and dementia. and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Take a careful history as well as listening to a regular carer’s account of the patient’s symptoms
  • Understand the possible causes of delirium
  • Maintain a low threshold for secondary care referral
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Anna Cumisky
    Locum GP
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Haymarket Medical
    United Kingdom


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    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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