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Indian Journal of Surgical Nursing

Volume  8, Issue 2, May-August 2019, Pages 45-49

 

Review Article

ICU Psychosis
Neethu Jose
Assistant Professor, Jubilee Mission College of Nursing & Assistant Nursing Superintendent cum Nurse Educator, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala 680005, India.
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijsn.2277.467X.8219.2

Abstract

Advances in the field of technology and sciences improved the patient care by using highly sophisticated machines. Application of these machines in the intensive care units created a serious problem that has been recently attracted much attention of the health care providers. The patients in ICU experiences a cluster of serious psychiatric symptoms named as ICU psychosis. ICU psychosis is also a form of delirium, or acute brain failure and is also known as ICU syndrome.

Keywords: Psychosis; Delirium; Sensory deprivation.


Corresponding Author : Neethu Jose