Multimodal, non-pharmacological management of delirium
Up to 80% of patients on an intensive care unit are affected by delirium. This malfunction in the brain causes hallucinations, confusion and a lack of orientation. Other patients withdraw into themselves and lose any interest in their environment. When delirium occurs, the mortality rate increases both on the intensive care unit and after discharge from hospital. Medication-based pharmacological treatment options are limited. With VitalMinds, Philips is taking a preventive, non-pharmacological approach to delirium management. VitalMinds approach consists of employee training, cognitive learning exercises, noise reduction, orientation aids and circadian lighting.