Delirium Occurs in up to:
Delirium can lead to long-term function, cognition, and social impairments.
Delirium can result in long-term care.
Identify Patients at Risk
Improve Cognitive Stimulation
Walk / Mobilize / Ambulate
Improve Sensory Input
Avoid Medications with Cognitive Effects
Empower Staff to Intervene
Encourage Family to Engage
There are no medications Approved for the treatment of delirium. Clinicians treat Delirium by identifying and treating the underlying causes.
Critically Ill Paitents
Cognitive impairment / Dementia
Multiple Medical Conditions
Nursing/Old Aged Home Patients
Delirium is a rapid change in brain function, which primarily affects the ability to focus attention. Delirium can fluctuate over the course of a day with periods of lucidity followed by increased confusion.