Delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill COVID-19 patients

delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill covid 19 patients

Sumary of Delirium common after hospital discharge in critically ill COVID-19 patients:

  • Presence of delirium at any point during admission Duration of delirium (in days) Clinical course of the delirium Use of antipsychotic drugs Duration of hospital stay Duration of ICU stay Days requiring ventilator support Laboratory values including white blood cell count, C-reactive protein, ferritin, lactate dehydrogenase, d-dimer and interleukin-6..
  • New psychiatrist consultation New use of antidepressants Final outcome after discharge, including stay at home, stay at long term care facilities or death..
  • Assess and treat for pain Discontinue physical restraints Structured mobility exercises Removal of temporary medical lines or devices Place familiar objects from home at the bedside Family education and reassurance Promote use of visual and hearing aids Sleep promotion protocols (e.g., lights off at night, melatonin tablets) Spontaneous awakening trials Findings Most of the patients presenting with delirium and neuropsychological impairments after severe COVID-19 were African-American and non-Hispanic…

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