By Carl Eisdorfer PhD MD
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The initial dose should be half of the smallest one supplied by the manufacturer, followed by careful continuing assessment of the effect. 2. Expect that the effective dose, if administered for more than a few days consecutively, will likely lead to side effects, especially excess sedation, and will need to be reduced. 3. The beneficial effect on behavior is limited to the period during which delirium is present, and thus the neuroleptic should usually be stopped during hospitalization as delirium abates.
Cataract extraction and 24 S. E. LEVKOFF, R. BESDINE, T. WETLE confusion in elderly patients. Clinical and Experimental Gerontology, 7, 5170. Chisholm, S. , Deniston, O. , Igrisan, R. , & Barbus, A. J. (1982). Prevalence of confusion in elderly hospitalized patients. Gerontological Nursing, 8, 87-96. Devaul, R. , & Jervey, F. L. (1981). Delirium: A neglected medical emergency. American Family Physician, 24, 152-159. ). (1980). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association. Engel, G. , & Romano, J.
These elderly should also be considered high risk. Some indication that the older individual is at risk for falls should be noted at the bedside in order to alert all hospital personnel to the need for special safety precautions. This can be done in an unobtrusive way through the use of symbols or 42 T. FULMER, J. ASHLEY, C. REILLY color coding. Close supervision of high-risk patients is essential. Restraints should be used cautiously with the elderly. Some suggest that high-risk patients should be assigned to semiprivate rooms rather than private rooms.
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 6, 1986: Geriatric Health Care by Carl Eisdorfer PhD MD