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Table 2 Screening Tools and delirium Prevention Strategies documented prior and after the OPTA introduction

From: An assistant workforce to improve screening rates and quality of care for older patients in the emergency department: findings of a pre- post, mixed methods study

Problem screened or patient care intervention Pre-OPTA introduction (1st March 2010 to 30th June 2010) N = 63 Post OPTA (1st March 2012 to 30th June 2012) N = 63 p-value (Chi-sq test)
Problem Screened
 Pain 51 (81%) 53 (84%) 0.6
 Falls 29 (46%) 42 (67%) 0.02
 Pressure Injury risk 26 (41%) 43 (68%) 0.002
 Nutrition 1 (1.5%) 26 (41%) < 0.001
 Cognition 1 (1.5%) 24 (38%) < 0.001
 Pain review 18 (29%) 47 (75%) < 0.001
 Medication review 2 (3.2%) 29 (46%) < 0.001
 Comprehensive assessment 31 (49%) 36 (57%) 0.3
Care intervention
 Given food or fluids 8 (13%) 31 (49%) < 0.001
 Orientation 0 (0%) 32 (51%) < 0.001
 Toileting 0 (0%) 21 (33%) < 0.001
 Mobilisation 0 (0%) 26 (41%) < 0.001
 Pressure care 3 (4.8%) 19 (30%) < 0.001
 Family or carers in attendance 1 (1.5%) 18 (29%) < 0.001