Educational impact of a psychiatric liaison in the medical intensive care unit: effects on attitudes and beliefs of trainees and nurses regarding delirium.

@article{Beach2013EducationalIO,
  title={Educational impact of a psychiatric liaison in the medical intensive care unit: effects on attitudes and beliefs of trainees and nurses regarding delirium.},
  author={Scott Richard Beach and Donna T. Chen and Jeff C. Huffman},
  journal={The primary care companion for CNS disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 3}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite high rates and increased risk of mortality, delirium remains underdiagnosed and a minimal focus of formal medical education. This is the first study to examine the educational impact of a psychiatric liaison on beliefs and knowledge about delirium among both nurses and residents. METHOD One psychiatrist spent 9 months rounding weekly in the medical intensive care unit, interacting with critical care nurses and internal medicine residents. Preintervention and postintervention… CONTINUE READING
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