Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2015

Publication Title

Medsurg Nursing

Volume

24

Issue

4

Pages

256-263

Publisher Name

Jannetti Publications, Inc.

Abstract

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.

Identifier

1092-0811

Comments

Author Posting. © Jannetti Publications, Inc., 2015. Reprinted with permission. Layne, T., Haas, S.A., Davidson, J.E., & Klopp, A. (2015). Postoperative delirium prevention in the older adult: An evidence-based process improvement project. MEDSURG Nursing, 24(4), 256-263. Reprinted with permissionof the publisher, Jannetti Publications, Inc., East Holly Avenue/Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; (856) 256-2300; fax (856) 589-7463; website: www.medsurgnursing.net.

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