D-Guide de pratique clinique AMDA (disponible) - Monographie
Delirium and acute problematic behavior in the long-term care setting
Columbia, MD : American Medical Directors Association, 2008, iii, 36 p. (17-01-2011)
Collection : Clinical practice guideline

Lieux géographiques
: États-Unis

Mots-clés principaux
Comportement perturbateur
Soins de longue durée

Résumé :

Note from the National Guideline Clearinghouse: This guideline references a drug(s) for which important revised regulatory and/or warning information has been released.

August 13, 2010 ­ Lamictal (lamotrigine) : The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals and patients that Lamictal (lamotrigine), a medication commonly used for seizures in children two years and older and bipolar disorder in adults, can cause aseptic meningitis. Patients should be advised to contact their healthcare professional immediately if they experience signs and symptoms of meningitis while taking Lamictal.


Problematic behavior and delirium are common in short-stay and long-term residential facility populations. Although disease or organ dysfunction may cause or affect behavior, disruptive or problematic behavior is not an illness or disease and should not be viewed or managed as such. Instead, problematic behavior and altered mental function are symptoms or syndromes (collections of signs and symptoms) needing careful evaluation and thoughtful management. These are complex issues with diverse potential causes. A systematic approach facilitates effective management and serves the best interests of both patients and facilities. Following the steps in this guideline should enable staff and practitioners to optimize their approach to these issues.

For additional information, visit the Clinical Corner on Delirium and Acute Problematic Behavior :

Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 24110
NumRec : 2411003


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