Articles in "Delirium"

Protocolized Sedation is Recommended Over Usual Care for Mechanical Ventilation

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Protocolized sedation compared with usual care led to decreased mortality, decreased ICU length of stay, decreased hospital length of stay, and decreased tracheostomy rates.

Screening for Delirium

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

A recent study concluded that assessing the ability of patients to list the months of the year backwards in addition to an assessment of subjective confusion and disorientation was accurate at diagnosing delirium in hospitalized adult patients. The months of the year backwards and assessment for general confusion was about as accurate as the traditional CAM test for delirium in hospitalized adults.