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1

What are the key features of delirium

Disturbed consciousness
Change in cognition
Acute onset and fluctuant

2

What conditions precipitate delirium

Infection (commonly UTI)
Dehydration
Biochemical disturbances
Pain
Drugs
Constipation/Urinary retention
Hypoxia
Alcohol/drug withdrawal
Sleep disturbance
Brain injury
Environmental change

3

If a patient is a danger to themselves or their distress cannot be settled what drug can be used

12.5mg quetiapine orally