Delirium in Critically Ill Patients
Delirium occurs in up to 80% of critically ill or intensive care unit patients. With regard to delirium monitoring and management, these patients have unique considerations especially if they are mechanically ventilated. These patients have very high severities of illness, are at high risk for short-term mortality, and if mechanically ventilated, are usually on intravenous opioid and sedation medications. As a result, a whole website can be devoted to delirium in the critically ill patient.
Fortunately, such a website exists. Please visit www.icudelirium.org to learn more about delirium in critically ill patients.