Thursday, September 12, 2013

American Association of Critical Care Nurses to Host Webinar on Assessing and Managing Delirium - Sept. 19

The next presentation in the American Association of Critical Care Nurses' (AACN) Critical Care Webinar Series will focus on delirium in acute and critical care settings.

The webinar, Delirium Challenge: Assessing and Managing in Acute/Critical Care, will be held at 10am Pacific Daylight Time on Thursday, September 19.  The presenter is Leanne Boehm, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC. She is a research nurse in Vanderbilt University's Intensive Care Unit Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group. And was part of an  INQRI-funded research project addressing the problem of critically ill patients on ventilators developing led by Michele Balas and William Burke. The team tested a bundle of practices aimed at reducing delirium among patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). The study revealed that a nurse-led interprofessional team employing the bundle could help patients int eh ICU avoid delirium and weakness so that they healed sooner and were healthier after leaving the hospital.

 Registration for the webinar is free.  To register, click here.

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