Combined didactic and scenario-based education improves the ability of intensive care unit staff to recognize delirium at the bedside

@article{Devlin2008CombinedDA,
  title={Combined didactic and scenario-based education improves the ability of intensive care unit staff to recognize delirium at the bedside},
  author={John W. Devlin and François Marquis and Richard R. Riker and Tracey Robbins and Erik Garpestad and Jeffrey J. Fong and Dorothy Didomenico and Yoanna Skrobik},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={R19 - R19}
}
BACKGROUND While nurses play a key role in identifying delirium, several authors have noted variability in their ability to recognize delirium. We sought to measure the impact of a simple educational intervention on the ability of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses to clinically identify delirium and to use a standardized delirium scale correctly. METHODS Fifty ICU nurses from two different hospitals (university medical and community teaching) evaluated an ICU patient for pain, level of… CONTINUE READING

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