Evidence Based Guideline: Delirium: Management of Non-ICU Patients
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. Delirium can occur in patients of all ages, is a common geriatric syndrome, and can cause severe complications and increased risk of mortality. The guideline discusses precipitating factors and the evaluation of non-ICU inpatients with suspected delirium. Further guidance is provided on non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies. It is important to note delirium prevention begins with non-pharmacologic measures.