Top Stories: Trying To Prevent Intensive Care Hospital Patients From Going Delirious | KERA News

Top Stories: Trying To Prevent Intensive Care Hospital Patients From Going Delirious

Feb 22, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Thirty to 80 percent of patients in intensive care units go through a period of profound confusion known as ICU delirium. 

As part of KERA’s Breakthroughs project exploring the leading edge of health, science and technology, KERA’s Lauren Silverman reports from Parkland Hospital, where doctors and nurses are taking part in a national effort to prevent delirium.

Other stories this morning:

  • A federal judge has ruled that the state of Texas cannot cut off Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood. Texas Public Radio’s Shelley Kofler reports. 

  • Priorities for the Texas House this legislative session include dealing with outdated hospitals. At yesterday’s first meeting of the House Committee on Public Health, Mike Maples with the state Health Services department said replacing five old hospitals is near the top of the agency’s priority list. 

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