World Delirium Awareness Day and QTc Prolongation Update

Today is World Delirium Awareness Day! And this is also National Patient Safety Awareness Week! Here’s an issue relevant to both. As a psychiatric consultant in the general hospital, I get questions from colleagues about psychotropic drugs and cardiac conduction prolongation, often measured by the EKG parameter called the corrected QT interval or QTc. Relevant […]

World Delirium Awareness Day is Coming Like a Zombie!

World Delirium Awareness Day is coming like a zombie–and delirium will eat your brain! In keeping with upcoming World Delirium Awareness Day March 14, 2018, here are some oldies but goodies along with a reminders about special cases of delirium. First, a pretty good video summary of the basics which you can access from the […]

World Delirium Awareness Day 2018

I just received a message from Professor Luisella Magnani with her contribution to the upcoming World Delirium Awareness Day 2018: As a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist, I see delirium every day. Every physician and allied health care professional should be aware of the myths about delirium and how to counter them: There are numerous ways to participate in raising […]

International Childhood Cancer Day 2018: A Message From Luisella Magnani

I received a message from Professor Luisella Magnani yesterday about her contribution (CANCER DAY ) to International Childhood Cancer Day, which is today. I was reminded of what I see occasionally on Code Greens in the hospital–children suffering from delirium, which is sometimes a complication of childhood cancer. Code Green events in our general hospital are […]

More About The EEG and Delirium

I recently missed a golden opportunity last week to see a  surgery department grand rounds presentation on the simplified EEG procedure to screen for delirium, presented by colleagues Dr. Gen Shinozaki and Dr. John Cromwell. It was scheduled at 7:15 a.m., a bit early for me. They’re moving the field of delirium detection forward in […]