Posted on September 29, 2009 in delirium news by Valerie PageComments Off

The question often asked is how screening for ICU delirium will help our patients? After all we do not yet know for sure if treating delirium will improve outcomes (the study is yet to be done, watch this space). Look up an article in press on the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine website; Margaret Pisani and her group in Yale have shown duration of ICU delirium was significantly associated with time to death within one year post-ICU admission. Knowing when your patient develops delirium makes good clinical sense!

www.ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/200904-0537OCv1