Care recipient (cr) has episodes of delirium

Try: Episodes of delirium can be prevented by addressing the common contributing factors such as constipation dehydration and polypharmacy ensure that constipation is properly managed treat the underlying presumed acute cause or causes ensure that pain is being treated ensure that the cr has enough oxygenation hydration and nutrition provide both verbal and non-verbal assurances to calm the cr provide adequate lighting signage and ways for the cr to tell the time provide means of orientation such as a clock or calendar have recognizable faces at the bedside

Materials: n/a

Categories: Medical Physical, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

Information: The symptoms of delirium include incoherent speech hallucinations and inability to concentrate

References: n/a

Keywords: Confused confusion absentminded forgetful

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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