We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Delirium is an acute, possibly severe, disturbance of consciousness and cognition that is often present in elderly patients admitted to hospital. It may worsen in patients during their stay in hospital.
This change in mental state is characteristically acute and fluctuating, but if properly treated it may be totally or partially reversed, or even prevented.
Infections, surgery, dehydration, pain, lack of mobility, restricted movement, wearing a catheter or probe, environmental factors and use of some medications may trigger delirium.
A person with delirium may present one or more of the following symptoms:
In addition to applying non-pharmacological measures, the medical and nursing team should analyse the possible causes of the delirium and take the most appropriate measures for each patient, such as: diagnosis and treatment of any infections; pain management; rehydration; treatment review; catheters and probes and so on.
Sometimes medication needs to be administered to help to control a patient’s delirium and ensure they are calmer and more cooperative and therefore at less risk of having an accident or trauma.
Collaboration from the patient’s family is essential for preventing some of the complications associated with delirium.
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