Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit by Alawi Luetz

The Intensive Care Unit is a potentially hostile environment to the vulnerable critically ill patient. In addition to the physical stress of illness, pain, sedation, interventions, and mechanical ventilation, there are psychological and psychosocial stressors perceived by these patients. 
Teresa Nauber highlights the importance of delirium prevention strategies and the need for a person-centered ICU environment.

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