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Confusion Assessment Method

Aka: Confusion Assessment Method, CAM
  1. See Also
    1. CAM-S (Confusion Assessment Method Short Form)
    2. CAM-ICU (Confusion Assessment Method of the Intensive Care Unit)
    3. bCAM (Brief Confusion Assessment Method)
    4. Delirium
  2. Indications
    1. Delirium Evaluation
  3. Criteria: Delirium diagnosis (all must be present)
    1. Acute onset with a fluctuating course AND
    2. Easily distracted and inattentive (e.g. unable to count backwards from 20) AND
    3. Disorganized thinking (rambling, illogical flow of ideas, Tangentiality) or Altered Level of Consciousness
  4. Technique: Available CAM Tools testing CAM Criteria
    1. Modified Mini-Cog
    2. Digit Span Test
  5. Resources
    1. Vanderbilt ICU Delirium
  6. References
    1. Ely (2001) Crit Care Med 29:1370-9 -Inouye (1990) Ann Intern Med 113: 941-8 [PubMed]

Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) (C2361121)

Concepts Intellectual Product (T170)
LNC MTHU034082
English Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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