TITLE

Assessment and Treatment of Delirium in the ICU

AUTHOR(S)
Pun, Brenda Truman
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2007 Supplement, Vol. 27, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of monitoring the treatment of patients with delirium in intensive care units. Delirium is defined as a disturbance of consciousness with inattention accompanied by a change in cognition or perceptual disturbance that develops over a short period of time and fluctuates over time. The negative outcomes associated with delirium are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
23943327

 

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