Delirium is an ever present issue that waxes and wanes — current intermittent monitoring can miss these cycles.
Delirium is a common and potentially serious condition that affects hospitalized patients. It is characterized by an acute change in mental status and can be difficult to detect, as it often occurs in cycles. Intermittent monitoring can miss these cycles, which is why it’s important for medical professionals to be aware of the signs and symptoms of delirium. Treatment typically involves addressing the underlying cause, such as infection or medication side effects. In some cases, additional support may be needed to manage symptoms.