Please join us to hear from INQRI project investigators Michele Balas and William Burke who will present their project, "Implementation and Dissemination of an Interdisciplinary Nurse-Led Plan to Manage Delirium in Critically Ill Adults."
Fully two-thirds of intensive care unit patients develop delirium, which is associated with longer stays, billions of dollars in costs globally, and three-fold excess mortality at six months. Over one-half of intensive care unit survivors suffer a functionally debilitating dementia-like illness, which appears related to delirium duration. The main goal of this project was to implement, analyze and disseminate an evidence-based, nurse-led, inter-professional, multi-component program focused on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill adults. The study focused on applying a program of delirium screening, prevention and treatment developed at Vanderbilt University, and was selected as the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' first PEARL (Practice, Evidence, Application, Resources and Leadership) web-based tool.
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This session is part of a series featuring all of INQRI's grantee teams focused on translating research into practice. Save the Dates for these upcoming sessions:
- Implementation of a Risk Specific Fall Prevention Bundle to Reduce Falls in Hospitals - 3/12/13 at 4pm ET - Register.
- Translation of a Transitional Care Nursing Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness - 3/27/13 at 12pm ET - Register.
Click here to view the second session in this series, "Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Methods to Measure and Improve Pain Outcomes."
Click here to view the third session in this series, "Creation of a Nurse Manager Development Program to Increase Patient Safety."