Managing delirium in the context of COVID-19 is similar to the approach in other settings, but there are some notable differences. An experienced neurointensivist shares insights.
Turn first to nonpharmacologic interventions to manage dementia-associated behavioral disturbances and delirium in older patients.
Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital instituted delirium prevalence rounds last year. Since then, bCAM positive 30-day readmission rates have dropped significantly.
Delirium is grossly under recognized in hospitals. Nurses on a neuromedicine unit at Cleveland Clinic created a multi-pronged approach to recognizing delirium and improving patient care and outcomes.
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Nurse-led research projects explore delirium screening tools and the need to raise awareness of delirium symptoms in everyday clinical practice.
A delirium care path and comprehensive tool kit is changing the culture of Cleveland Clinic to raise awareness and improve identification of high-risk patients.