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Understanding Delirium

Delirium is a rapid change in mental status. When delirium occurs it can be a frightening experience for caregivers and families. This video was developed to guide families through the initial phases of delirium treatment. This video was developed by Barbara Kamholz, MD during her tenure as a federal employee. She has given me permission to present it here, reproduction requires that appropriate credit be given.

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ICU delirium narration

Originally Published on Sep 26, 2013 A patient who spent days in a state of ICU delirium describes how real and how disabling the memories of his repeated accompanying nightmares have been. He speaks movingly of having experienced the horror of watching his daughter die on 4 separate occasions.

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Delirium Awareness Video (#icanpreventdelirium) | CreativeConnection

Delirium in older adults often goes unrecognised by health care professionals and can be poorly managed. This video was produced with the aim of improving recognition and management of delirium in any healthcare setting.

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Delirium Awareness

Animated video from the Dementia Together NI team to raise awareness of Delirium, its signs and symptoms. To encourage family/carers and Health and Social Care staff to raise any concerns they may have about possible delirium.

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Delirium (credit: osmosis.org)

What is delirium? Delirium is a sudden disturbance in mental abilities that can last for hours to days. Some patients experience hyperactive symptoms and some patients experience hypoactive symptoms, whereas some experience both. This video describes the symptoms, pathophysiologic theories, and important risk factors and ways to prevent episodes of delirium.

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