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Developing a guidance resource for managing delirium in patients with COVID-19

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dc.contributor.author Meagher, David
dc.contributor.author Adamis, Dimitrios
dc.contributor.author Timmons, Suzanne
dc.contributor.author O' Regan, Niamh A
dc.contributor.author O'Keeffe, Shaun
dc.contributor.author Kennelly, Sean
dc.contributor.author Corby, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Meaney, Anna Maria
dc.contributor.author Reynolds, Paul
dc.contributor.author Mohamad, Mas
dc.contributor.author Glynn, Kevin
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Roisin
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-09T10:28:14Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-09T10:28:14Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10557
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates worldwide, it is apparent that many patients with more severe illness will also experience delirium. These patients pose a particular challenge in the application of optimal care due to issues with infectious risk, respiratory compromise and potential interactions between medications that can be used to manage delirium with antiviral and other treatments used for COVID-19. We describe a guidance resource adapted from existing guidelines for delirium management that has been tailored to the specific challenge of managing delirium in patients with COVID-19 infection. Issues around the assessment and treatment of these patients are examined and distilled into a simple (one-paged guidance resource that can assist clinicians in managing suspected delirium. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine;38, pp. 208–213
dc.subject COVID-19 en_US
dc.subject delirium en_US
dc.subject guidance en_US
dc.title Developing a guidance resource for managing delirium in patients with COVID-19 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/ipm.2020.71
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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