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Evaluation of delirium in critically ill patients: Validation of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU)
ObjectiveTo develop and validate an instrument for use in the intensive care unit to accurately diagnose delirium in critically ill patients who are often nonverbal because of mechanical ventilation.… Expand
Delirium in mechanically ventilated patients: validity and reliability of the confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (CAM-ICU).
CONTEXT Delirium is a common problem in the intensive care unit (ICU). Accurate diagnosis is limited by the difficulty of communicating with mechanically ventilated patients and by lack of a… Expand
Delirium as a predictor of mortality in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit.
CONTEXT In the intensive care unit (ICU), delirium is a common yet underdiagnosed form of organ dysfunction, and its contribution to patient outcomes is unclear. OBJECTIVE To determine if delirium… Expand
Monitoring sedation status over time in ICU patients: reliability and validity of the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS).
CONTEXT Goal-directed delivery of sedative and analgesic medications is recommended as standard care in intensive care units (ICUs) because of the impact these medications have on ventilator weaning… Expand
The Effectiveness of Right Heart Catheterization in the Initial Care of Critically Ill Patients
The impact of delirium in the intensive care unit on hospital length of stay
Abstract.Study objective: To determine the relationship between delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) and outcomes including length of stay in the hospital. Design: A prospective cohort study.… Expand
Diabetes patient education: a meta-analysis and meta-regression.
- S. Ellis, T. Speroff, R. Dittus, Anne Brown, J. Pichert, T. Elasy
- Patient education and counseling
Diabetes education has largely been accepted in diabetes care. The effect of diabetes education on glycemic control and the components of education responsible for such an effect are uncertain. We… Expand
Costs associated with delirium in mechanically ventilated patients*
ObjectiveTo determine the costs associated with delirium in mechanically ventilated medical intensive care unit patients. DesignProspective cohort study. SettingA tertiary care academic hospital.… Expand
The SQUIRE (Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence) guidelines for quality improvement reporting: explanation and elaboration
- G. Ogrinc, Susan E. Mooney, +16 authors B. Watts
- Quality & Safety in Health Care
- 26 September 2008
As the science of quality improvement in health care advances, the importance of sharing its accomplishments through the published literature increases. Current reporting of improvement work in… Expand
The Ethics of Using Quality Improvement Methods in Health Care
Americans expect high-quality health caresafe, effective, patient-centered, timely, equitable, and efficient (1). Unfortunately, reality falls short of this ideal. A growing literature documents… Expand