Delirium Assessment in Critically Ill Children.

  title={Delirium Assessment in Critically Ill Children.},
  author={Lori J Williams},
  journal={AACN advanced critical care},
  volume={28 1},
D is defined as an acute change in consciousness accompanied by inattention and the inability to receive, process, recall, or store information.1 There are 3 forms of delirium, and patients may exhibit any combination of the forms. The hyperactive subtype of delirium may be recognized by older names (eg, intensive care unit [ICU] psychosis, ICU syndrome, and delirium). Patients with this form of delirium exhibit behaviors such as agitation, restlessness, emotional lability, hallucinations, and… CONTINUE READING
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