Clinical Practice Guideline: Prevention and Management of Delirium in the ICU

Brief Description: Delirium is an acute confusional state, with acute changes in attention, cognition, and awareness. It often has a sudden onset and a waxing and waning course. The guideline reviews the diagnosis of delirium through the use of the CAM-ICU assessment as well as the RASS. Based on the findings of either assessment, further guidance is provided on non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies. It is important to note delirium prevention begins with non-pharmacological measures.