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Archive May 2010 XI, No. 5

Anesthesia Alert

Strategies to Prevent Post-Op Delirium

Rita Katznelson, MD


Post-operative delirium remains a mystery, its causes and mechanisms poorly understood. Fortunately, you can manage this condition of confusion following surgery by identifying risk factors, optimizing the patient's general medical condition, maintaining adequate pain control, promoting normal sleep and providing good social support in the immediate post-operative period.

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