Treatment of Delirium

Case update

Mr Thomas was recently admitted with community acquired pneumonia.

Following admission, his condition deteriorated and he became acutely confused.

Mr Thomas was reviewed and diagnosed with delirium.

Mr Thomas has been prescribed antibiotics, fluids and supplemental oxygen to treat his pneumonia and septicaemia.

As his condition begins to improve it is likely that his delirium will resolve. Supportive care should be provided in the meantime to ensure his safety and comfort.

Consider how this might be achieved in Mr Thomas’ case.