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Psychological Dysfunction in the Intensive Care Unit Patient

  • Yaroslav Lando
  • Gerard J. Criner
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Abstract

Define the types of psychological dysfunction found in ICU patients. Know the medical and psychological problems that contribute to psychological dysfunction in the ICU patient. Be aware of environmental factors contributing to psychological impairment in the ICU patient. Define delirium and its assessment and treatment.

Keywords

Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Unit Admission Intensive Care Unit Patient Sleep Deprivation Intensive Care Unit Stay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaroslav Lando
    • 1
  • Gerard J. Criner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and SleepLancaster General HospitalLancasterUSA
  2. 2.Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Temple Lung CenterTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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