Delirium prevention program in the surgical intensive care unit improved the outcomes of older adults.

@article{Bryczkowski2014DeliriumPP,
  title={Delirium prevention program in the surgical intensive care unit improved the outcomes of older adults.},
  author={Sarah B Bryczkowski and Maeve C Lopreiato and Peter P Yonclas and James J Sacca and Anne Charlotte Mosenthal},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={190 1},
  pages={
          280-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hospital-acquired delirium is a known risk factor for negative outcomes in patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU). Outcomes worsen as the duration of delirium increases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a delirium prevention program and determine whether it decreased the incidence and duration of hospital-acquired delirium in older adults (age>50 y) admitted to the SICU. METHODS A prospective pre- or post-intervention cohort study was… CONTINUE READING
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