Title: Fast Fact and Concept #1: Treating Terminal Delirium
Author(s): Weissman, D.
This Fast Fact and Concept briefly outlines clinical information on terminal delirium.
Fast Fact #60: Pharmacologic Management of Delirium; Update on Newer Agents
References: Brietbart W, Marotta R, Platt M, et al. A double blind trial of Haloperidol, Chlorpromazine and Lorazepam in the treatment of delirium. Am J Psych 1996; 153: 231-237.
Improving end-of-life care, a resource guide for physician education. Weissman DE and Ambuel B. 2nd Ed. pg. 48-49, 1999
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Copyright Notice: Users are free to download and distribute Fast Facts for educational purposes only. Citation for referencing: Weissman, D. Fast Fact and Concepts #01: Treating Terminal Delirium. May, 2000. End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center www.eperc.mcw.edu.
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Creation Date: 1/2000
Purpose: Self-Study Guide, Teaching
|Training: Fellows, 3rd/4th Year Medical Students, PGY1 (Interns), PGY2-6, Physicians in Practice|
|Specialty: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery|
ACGME Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care
Keyword(s): Adult, Neurologic
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