Table 1: Five interventions to identify, prevent and treat delirium during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|1. Recognize and label patients who are at increased risk of delirium early in the admission process.|
|2. Identify delirium early through a high index of suspicion and standardized delirium screening for at-risk individuals.|
|3. Avoid deliriogenic medications and address medication interactions thoroughly.|
|4. Utilize adapted modes of communication (e.g video conferencing) to enhance contact between patients and families.|
|5. Treat delirium using guideline-based recommendations and prioritize non-pharmacological interventions to minimize morbidity and mortality.|