Monday, August 28, 2017

Again with the delirium

Here's another excerpt from one of the delirium videos, this time narrated by everyone's favorite with the BBC voice, Adam Wheeler. 

This one asks and answers:

What's the difference between delirium and dementia?
Why do we care about delirium?


Delirium is the single greatest threat to comfort at end of life, and the single biggest obstacle to a peaceful death. If you know how to consistently identify and manage delirium, or even better can prevent or minimize it, you're well on your way to being an awesome clinician or caregiver for patients and families facing serious illness and end of life.

Previous posts on delirium: