Seminar on the management of
Delirium In Intensive Care
A Study Event Held on the 1st May 2009
Delirium is common in Intensive care patients. The risk of developing delirium is dependent on the patients’ individual vulnerability and on the burden of precipitating factors they are exposed to.
Detection of delirium in intensive care patients is often difficult and requires regular use of a validated screening tool. I.e. The Cam –ICU test(Confused Assessment Method). Once delirium is confirmed the treatment method is not definitive and often has to be tailored to the individual patient.
The East Midlands region recently held a seminar on the management of Delirium in Intensive care and attempted to cover the issues mentioned above approaching it from a nursing, intensivist and psychiatrist’s point of view.
Each presentation was very enlightening and thought provoking, receiving excellent feedback and debate at question time.
We enjoyed a very successful session with 37 delegates in attendance. The event evaluated very well, and would be a subject for other regions to consider.
This was the first event held by the East Midlands region in some time, but will hopefully be the first of many.