So I guess this post is another example of what Psych Practice blogger called “k’velling.” Dr. Alex Gamble, who is one of our best residents in the combined Internal Medicine–Psychiatry program, recently made the excellent training video above about delirium to be used in training sitters. Sitters are those who provide one-to-one observation for hospitalized patients with delirium in order to keep them safe. Alex is also our current Chief Resident in Psychiatry.
Work like this inspires all of us. And I think it helps foster the evolution of the culture of medicine so that non-psychiatric physicians realize they don’t always have to call a psychiatrist as the first intervention when hospitalized patients suffer delirium.