Adult ICU patients should be routinely monitored for delirium.
Critically ill geriatric patients requiring ICU care.
Delirium risk assessment, evaluation and prevention of delirium in geriatric patients admitted to the ICU.
- Recognize geriatrics patients at risk of developing delirium.
- Describe available tools to diagnose delirium in the ICU.
- Describe strategies to prevent delirium in high-risk ICU patients.
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