ICUs take simple steps to reduce patient delirium

04/12/2011 | Washington Post, The

Hospitals use several strategies, such as limiting sedation, reducing noise and opening window blinds to let in the sun, to reduce ICU delirium among critically ill patients. Arthur St. Andre, director of surgical critical care at Washington Hospital Center, said creating a natural environment, even through music or soothing murals on the ceiling, is important.

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