Monday, October 20, 2014

Delirium in the elderly: pharmacologic management is a last resort

From a paper in American Family Physician via Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club:

Treatment of delirium should focus on identifying and managing the causative medical conditions, providing supportive care, preventing complications, and reinforcing preventive interventions. Pharmacologic interventions should be reserved for patients who are a threat to their own safety or the safety of others and those patients nearing death.

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