VitalMinds from Philips to Control Delirium in ICU

Patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) often suffer through delirium, including experiencing disorientation and witnessing hallucinations. Going through delirium seems to negatively affect future outcomes, in addition to being a hindrance to receiving proper medical care while hospitalized. For these reasons acute delirium should be dealt with, but there are few real treatment options. Philips is now releasing a solution that the company believes will help to lessen the frequency of delirium in ICU patients.

The VitalMinds product consists of a VitalSkyp light therapy system, a controlled sound environment, and training and consulting on how to to prevent and manage patients with delirium. As part of the offering, ICU rooms are analyzed for their light and sound experience, and matters taken to address problems. A VitalSky ceiling installation provides the lighting necessary and helps patients to maintain a healthy circadian rhythm while hospitalized. Staff are trained how to work with patients that may suffer from delirium and how to help them come out of that state. Overall, Philips believes that taking just these environmental points under control will have a meaningful impact on delirium.

Here’s a video presenting the VitalMinds product:

Product page: VitalMinds…

Link to related study: Modification of ICU environment is associated with reduced incidence of delirium…

Via: Philips…