n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Current concepts in the management of delirium
|Article Title||Current concepts in the management of delirium|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand, 2 University of the Witwatersrand and 3 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Oct 2013|
|Pages||363 - 366|
Delirium can be defined as an acute disorder of attention and global cognitive function that represents a change or stress to the steady state. Delirium represents a state of acute brain failure and should be seen as a medical emergency. Delirium is a common manifestation of a diverse array of causes, especially in cognitively vulnerable individuals, or it may be the sole presenting feature of severe neurological illness.
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