Cystocerebral syndrome

Rapid recognition leads to a quick reversal. Takeaways: Assess the full medical history of patients on admission, including bowel and bladder issues to reduce risk of delirium. Note…

ICU delirium by proxy

In the intensive care unit (ICU), patients and families learn coping mechanisms to deal with stressful events and potential changes in their lives; however, the length of stay…
delirium in Pediatric Patients

Managing delirium in the pediatric patient

A strategic, team approach ensures optimal results. Takeaways: Delirium may go unrecognized in pediatric patients. Strategies used to manage the symptoms of delirium also aid in prevention. Effective…

Medical alert: Delirium do’s and don’ts

Delirium is a state of confusion and altered level of consciousness that comes on suddenly and lasts for hours or even weeks before resolving. A serious and often deadly medical condition, it…

Shhhhhh! Quiet zone

Nurses play a significant role in helping patients to get the sleep they need.

Study: New delirium severity measure

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports on an effective new delirium severity measure (CAM-S) based on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Read more and read…
Elderly Senior In a Hospital Bed

When up is down: Delirium superimposed on dementia

Distinguishing between the two conditions can help ensure prompt and appropriate treatment. CNE: 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives Describe how to differentiate delirium and dementia and assess for delirium…

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