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Developing a guidance resource for managing delirium in patients with COVID-19

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posted on 2021-09-09, 10:28 authored by DAVID MEAGHERDAVID MEAGHER, Dimitrios Adamis, Suzanne Timmons, Niamh A. O'Regan, Shaun O'Keeffe, Sean Kennelly, Catherine Corby, Anna Maria Meaney, Paul Reynolds, Mas Mohamad, Kevin Glynn, Roisin O'Sullivan
As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates worldwide, it is apparent that many patients with more severe illness will also experience delirium. These patients pose a particular challenge in the application of optimal care due to issues with infectious risk, respiratory compromise and potential interactions between medications that can be used to manage delirium with antiviral and other treatments used for COVID-19. We describe a guidance resource adapted from existing guidelines for delirium management that has been tailored to the specific challenge of managing delirium in patients with COVID-19 infection. Issues around the assessment and treatment of these patients are examined and distilled into a simple (one-paged guidance resource that can assist clinicians in managing suspected delirium.

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Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine;38, pp. 208–213

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Cambridge University Press

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peer-reviewed

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English

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