Pediatric Delirium: Standardizing Screening and Improving Recognition
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Delirium is common occurrence within the intensive care unit (ICU). Unfortunately, it can be difficult to recognize, challenging to treat, and have long lasting effects. Within the pediatric setting, delirium is not well understood or studied. Although it is clear that pediatric patients experience delirium and have similar long-term impacts from ICU delirium, the use of a standard delirium screening tool within the pediatric ICUs remains low and/or inconsistent. This study aimed at improving and standardizing the delirium screening within a large pediatric and cardiovascular ICU as well as evaluating the incidence and relationships of delirium with various demographics.
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