# 001: Diagnosis and Treatment of Terminal Delirium, 2nd ed
- September 22, 2014
- Support Groups
Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC)
Background: Some degree of loss of cognitive function occurs in most patients in the week or two before death. The typical scenario presented to housestaff is a late-night call from a ward nurse saying, “Mr. Jones is confused, what should we do”. This Fast Fact reviews assessment and management issues in terminal delirium.