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Postoperative delirium is a major complication in hospitalized older adults. Implementation of a screening tool and evidence-based delirium-prevention protocol on a surgical unit increased nurses’ knowledge regarding delirium, increased identification of delirium, and produced medical treatment alterations leading to positive patient outcomes.
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