Delirium

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Reduced, fluctuating level of consciusness

Predisposing factors

  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Prior stroke
  • Age
  • Sensory impairment

Precipitating factors

  • Drugs (narcotics, sedatives, anti-H, etc.)
  • Infections
  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Systemic illness
  • CN illness

Diagnosis

  • History and PE (Pulse oximetry)
  • Review medications
  • CBC, electrolytes, UA