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Postoperative Delirium - STS 8 in 8 Series

Rita Karianna Milewski, MD, PhD, MSEd and Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania and University of Manitoba

This video highlights the importance of considering delirium as a medical emergency in the postoperative cardiac surgery patient. It defines postoperative delirium, identifies patients who are at risk, and explains the diagnostic process, as well as how to provide care.

The STS 8 in 8 Series offers quick access to important topics in cardiothoracic surgery. Each informative video is narrated by an expert in the field and covers one topic using eight slides in 8 minutes.

Copyright 2020, used with permission from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). All rights reserved.

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