Delirium is a rapid change in mental status. When delirium occurs it can be a frightening experience for caregivers and families. This video was developed to guide families through the initial phases of delirium treatment. This video was developed by Barbara Kamholz, MD during her tenure as a federal employee. She has given me permission to present it here, reproduction requires that appropriate credit be given.
Delirium in older adults often goes unrecognised by health care professionals and can be poorly managed. This video was produced with the aim of improving recognition and management of delirium in any healthcare setting.
Great patient video about #icudelirium Watch this 17-year old patient explain her experience http://abcnews.go.com/Health/teen-explains-life-coma/story?id=32473542 Thanks to Dale Needham (@DrDaleNeedham) for tweeting this to our attention.