Delirium and Delirium Prevention in the ED: An Overview

Lesson Authors:

Maura Kennedy, MD
Jessica Colburn, MD

Lesson Objectives

  • Describe the prevalence of, risk factors for, and adverse outcomes associated with Emergency Department (ED) delirium.
  • Describe aspects of ED care that can potentially precipitate delirium.
  • Summarize how principles of delirium prevention can be translated to the ED  setting.