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Table 4 Delirium prevention activities undertaken by OPTAs

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

Delirium prevention activities Total (N = 4563)
Specials, one-on-one supportive care 104 (2%)
General care 1782 (39%)
Mobility assistance 1183 (26%)
Assistance with meals and fluids 1410 (31%)
Assistance with toileting 1172 (26%)
Orientation 3036 (67%)
Sensory assistance such as access to glasses and hearing aids 1531 (34%)
Therapeutic activities such as reading the paper. 397 (9%)