Postoperative Delirium Prevention in the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Process Improvement Project
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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.
Layne, Tracy; Haas, Sheila A.; Davidson, Judy E.; and Klopp, Audrey. Postoperative Delirium Prevention in the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Process Improvement Project. Medsurg Nursing, 24, 4: 256-263, 2015. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Nursing: School of Nursing Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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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.