Unsupported Browser
The American College of Surgeons website is not compatible with Internet Explorer 11, IE 11. For the best experience please update your browser.
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Strong For Surgery

Delirium

Delirium is a state of confusion that comes on very suddenly and can last from hours to days.

More than 7 million hospitalized Americans suffer from delirium each year. Delirium is a state of confusion that comes on very suddenly and can last from hours to days. The elderly are particularly impacted with delirium relating to a hospital admission, but bear in mind that a number of different things can cause delirium. Your surgeon and health care team will work with you and your family to screen for risk factors, and may possibly refer you for further evaluation and give your caregiver tools on how to manage delirium should you experience it.

 


 

Resources