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 … Continue reading World Delirium Awareness Day and QTc Prolongation Update
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 … Continue reading World Delirium Awareness Day is Coming Like a Zombie!
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 … Continue reading World Delirium Awareness Day 2018
Today's CPCP is really about clozapine side effects but this could easily have been about delirium as well. Clozapine is a very anticholinergic drug and has a lot of other side effects other than severe neutropenia. Medical students Melissa Bacci and Irtaza "Taz" Khalid did a great job on this one. In order to see … Continue reading CPCP: Clozapine and Boot Camp for Clinicians on Delirium?
Since today is World Delirium Awareness Day and this is also National Patient Safety Awareness Day, we get a twofer because the two are naturally connected. A big part of maintaining patient safety is doing our utmost to prevent delirium in every case we possibly can. A few years ago we had a campaign at … Continue reading National Patient Safety Awareness Week and World Delirium Awareness Day: Twofer
In observance of National Patient Safety Week and World Delirium Awareness Day on March 15, 2017, please share the delirium education handouts below the video, courtesy of I-Delirium. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPfZgBmcQB8
Two important events to announce: National Patient Safety Week runs from March 12-18, 2017 and closely connected with this is The International Federation of Delirium Societies (I-Delirium) World Delirium Awareness Day – March 15, 2017. The I-Delirium organization is composed of the Australasian Delirium Association, the American Delirium Society, and the European Delirium Association. And … Continue reading Patient Safety Week and Delirium Awareness Day: Be a Paladin for Patients