Confusion Assessment Method


Confusion Assessment Method, CAM

  • Indications
  1. Delirium Evaluation
  • 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
  • Technique
  • Available CAM Tools testing CAM Criteria