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.