This is a shout-out about the American Delirium Society (ADS) 2016 meeting, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee June 1-3, 2016. The theme is "Improving Care Through the Integration of Science and Policy." Those interested in presenting can download the call for proposals here. Proposals for symposia, workshops and roundtables should be submitted by September 14, … Continue reading American Delirium Society Annual Meeting 2016!
http://icudelirium.staging-vh.mc.vanderbilt.edu/videos/CAM-ICU-3p.mp4 http://www.icudelirium.org/delirium/monitoring.html Technically, I'm supposed to be on vacation, but I ran across this great video about delirium above and just wanted to share it. The video above is from the stellar work being done at Vanderbilt University on delirium in patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU). You can see Dr. E. Wesley Ely, … Continue reading Great CAM-ICU Educational Video from Vanderbilt Delirium Group
Here's another Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP), this time an excellent update on the prevention and treatment of delirium by one of our psychiatry residents, Dr. Sophia Yuan. We had some interesting comments by the medical students rotating on the psychiatry consultation service, mostly along the lines of how difficult it is to change … Continue reading CPCP: Update on Prevention and Treatment of Delirium by Dr. Sophia Yuan
I thought I'd share the abstract of a new review on pharmacological treatments for delirium which was recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry . It's important to realize this does not cover the treatment of substance withdrawal delirium, nor does it apply to delirium in patients less than 18 years old. I'm always … Continue reading New Delirium Review in American Journal of Psychiatry
OK, so it's been 11 days since I posted the poll for Performance in Practice (PIP) Activity for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The link to the original post is here. The result so far is below: There were absolutely no responses other than my "Yes" vote. This is exactly what happened in February 2013 the first … Continue reading Reform or Remove Maintenance of Certification? A New Survey
I recently got a pleasant surprise from a colleague who is Professor and Vice-Chair of Faculty Development in the Department of Anesthesia. He invited me to a departmental educational conference...about delirium. This is a strikingly rare event. I can count on the fingers of one hand about how many times I've been invited to participate in … Continue reading The Department of Anesthesia’s Excellent Presentation on Delirium!
Yesterday, one of our best resident physicians, Dr. Paul Thisayakorn, MD, dropped by our staff psychiatric consultation office just before our Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) case conference to tell us about a new quality improvement project he's involved in. He's rotating through the Palliative Care Medicine service and the director asked Paul to come … Continue reading Delirium Order Set! Now Will We Change?