ICU Psychosis (cont.)
Maureen Welker, MSN, NPc, CCRN
Maureen Welker received a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and also obtained a Public Health Nurse Certification. There she served as Vice President of the Graduate Nurses Association, at CSULB and also served as President of the Graduate Nurses Association. Ms. Welker is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner and is currently on staff at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is ICU psychosis?
- What causes ICU psychosis?
- What are the symptoms of ICU psychosis?
- How is ICU psychosis diagnosed?
- How is ICU psychosis treated?
- Can ICU psychosis be prevented?
- How long does ICU psychosis last?
- How common is ICU psychosis?
- What is an example of a situation of ICU psychosis?
- Can ICU psychosis be dangerous?
- ICU psychosis At A Glance
ICU psychosis At A Glance
- Patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) or hospital may become delirious delirium.
- ICU psychosis is a temporary condition and can be treated.
- There is no difference between ICU psychosis and delirium.
- ICU psychosis can be treated by a variety of methods and treatments.
- ICU psychosis is an increasingly prevalent problem and may occur at any time during recovery from an acute illness or traumatic event.
- ICU psychosis can be dangerous.
- All efforts should be made to relieve ICU psychosis.
- The signs of psychosis usually resolve when the patient leaves the ICU.
- ICU psychosis may last 24 hours or even up to two weeks with various symptoms occurring at different times.
- Many factors can be involved in causing ICU psychosis.
Last Editorial Review: 5/31/2007
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