Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist: evaluation of a new screening tool

  title={Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist: evaluation of a new screening tool},
  author={Nicolas Bergeron and Marc Jacques Dubois and M. Dumont and Sandra Dial and Yoanna Skrobik},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Abstract Objective: Delirium in the intensive care unit is poorly defined. Clinical evaluation is difficult in the setting of unstable, often intubated patients. A screening tool may improve the detection of delirium. Method: We created a screening checklist of eight items based on DSM criteria and features of delirium: altered level of consciousness, inattention, disorientation, hallucination or delusion, psychomotor agitation or retardation, inappropriate mood or speech, sleep/wake cycle… Expand

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