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By Inessa Yurtsev RN graduated in 2008 from SFSU with Bachelor degree in nursing. I work at Kaiser Santa Clara hospital on medical surgical floor. I plan to go to Grad school
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26836598/an-innovative-approach-to-improving-the-accuracy-of-delirium-assessments-using-the-confusion-assessment-method-for-the-intensive-care-unit
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Justin DiLibero, Sharon C O'Donoghue, Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Janice Felix, Annalyn Ninobla, Allison Woods
BACKGROUND: Delirium occurs in up to 80% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Despite its prevalence in this population, there continues to be inaccuracies in delirium assessments. In the absence of accurate delirium assessments, delirium in critically ill ICU patients will remain unrecognized and will lead to negative clinical and organizational outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this quality improvement project was to facilitate sustained improvement in the accuracy of delirium assessments among all ICU patients including those who were sedate or agitated...
March 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
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