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Risk Factors Delirium Tremens Developing in Intoxicated Trauma Patient

Purpose:

To identify a trauma patient with a positive blood alcohol on admission who is at risk for developing delirium tremens based on the findings of Lukan et al.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, selection, adverse effects

ICD-10:

F10.1

Description:

Lukan et al identified risk factors for a trauma patient developing delirium tremens (DTs). These can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Louisville, Stanford University and McLaren Regional Medical Center (Flint, Michigan).

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