Manage Postoperative Pain to Reduce Delirium Risk

New guidelines will help clarify the best way to prevent and treat postoperative delirium in older patients.

It may surprise you that delirium is the most common surgical complication...occurring in up to 50% of older adults. Some risk factors are age > 65...dementia...and poor hearing or vision.

Try to limit meds that can contribute to confusion such as anticholinergics (TCAs, oxybutynin, etc) and diphenhydramine.

Get unlimited access through an Enterprise license

Hospital Pharmacist's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 300+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Not sold to individuals