oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Current concepts in the management of delirium

Volume 31, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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