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Delirium screening in the ICU

Marino, Jessica M. DNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN; Yegneswaran, Balaji MD

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000484685.15575.53
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Abstract: Acute delirium is a commonly observed syndrome in ICU patients and is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Nurses are uniquely positioned to implement initiatives to improve the quality of delirium monitoring and care. When supported by proper training and team collaboration, delirium screening is a valuable and feasible way for nurses to perform a more comprehensive patient assessment.

Acute delirium is a commonly observed syndrome associated with poor clinical outcomes. Delirium screening is a valuable way for nurses to perform a more comprehensive patient assessment.

Jessica Marino is a board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Hamot, Erie, Pa.

Balaji Yegneswaran is a staff intensivist at St. Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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