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Delirium in ICU Patients

Where can I go for more information about the ICU and ICU delirium?

​​​​​​​​The ICU is a busy and stressful environment. You will have many questions. Sometimes it is helpful to write them down, as you may think of something after your visit that you would like to ask the team. The healthcare team of nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, occupational and physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers, spiritual care advisors and specialists there to support you and your loved one.

Please speak to a member healthcare team if you need more information or support. There is a lot of great information available online and your healthcare team would be pleased to answer your questions and help you identify credible resources.

The following websites have current and up-to-date information about ICU delirium and intensive care.

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Vanderbilt University

ICUdelirium.org

Vanderbilt University is a leader in research and up-to-date information about intensive care delirium. The website has videos of patients who talk about the long-term impact of ICU delirium.

You can also learn about what to ask your loved one’s doctor.

Intensive care booklet

ICUsteps.org

An excellent patient and family resource that you can download. https://icusteps.org/assets/files/IntensiveCareGuide.pdf

Society of Critical Care Medicine THRIVE

myicucare.org

This organization helps ICU survivors and their loved ones learn more about Post-Intensive Care Syndrome. This website includes information about peer support, frequently asked questions, and has resources for patients and families.

MyHealth.Alberta.ca

MyHealth.Alberta.ca also has more information about delirium.

Current as of: June 22, 2020

Author: Critical Care SCN