TITLE

Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit: Medications as Risk Factors

AUTHOR(S)
Alexander, Earnest
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p85
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses medications commonly used in the intensive care unit (ICU) which would predispose patients to delirium. Delirium refers to a clinical syndrome characterized by a disturbance in consciousness, attention, cognition, and perception. The risk factors for ICU delirium are divided into two basic categories, namely, predisposing factors and precipitating factors.
ACCESSION #
36381736

 

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