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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151456
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults: A Global Perspective
Abstract:
Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults: A Global Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Swan, Beth Ann, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Health Professions
Title:Associate Professor
Hospital-acquired delirium occurs in 15% to 60% of hospitalized older adults and is costly, in terms of dollars and adverse outcomes, including increased morbidity and mortality, and increased length of stay.  Given the ample evidence that delirium in hospitalized older adults is under-diagnosed and not recognized by nurses, interventions are needed for early recognition and management of postoperative delirium.  The goal of early recognition is to minimize the impact of adverse events including falls, restraint use, pressure ulcers, and urinary tract infections.  Without the ability to recognize delirium early, interventions to enhance patient safety and minimize adverse events will have limited success. As delirium has identifiable causes and is reversible, efforts should be made to recognize and manage delirium in postoperative older adults.  Despite availability of research focused on interventions to reduce risk factors and treat delirium, interventions for early recognition of delirium remain inadequate in hospitalized older adults.  Nurses occupy a strategic position for the assessment, early recognition, and management of delirium. This oral presentation will describe the global evidence-base for early recognition and management of delirium in hospitalized older adults.  Countries include: Belgium, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States.  Evidence related to nursing assessment, delirium identification, nursing interventions, and nursing outcomes were discussed during the presentation.  Areas for further research and collaboration were identified.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDelirium in Hospitalized Older Adults: A Global Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151456-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults: A Global Perspective</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Swan, Beth Ann, PhD, CRNP, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Health Professions</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">beth.swan@jefferson.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Hospital-acquired delirium occurs in 15% to 60% of hospitalized older adults and is costly, in terms of dollars and adverse outcomes, including increased morbidity and mortality, and increased length of stay.&nbsp; Given the ample evidence that delirium in hospitalized older adults is under-diagnosed and not recognized by nurses, interventions are needed for early recognition and management of postoperative delirium.&nbsp; The goal of early recognition is to minimize the impact of adverse events including falls, restraint use, pressure ulcers, and urinary tract infections.&nbsp; Without the ability to recognize delirium early, interventions to enhance patient safety and minimize adverse events will have limited success. As delirium has identifiable causes and is reversible, efforts should be made to recognize and manage delirium in postoperative older adults.&nbsp; Despite availability of research focused on interventions to reduce risk factors and treat delirium, interventions for early recognition of delirium remain inadequate in hospitalized older adults.&nbsp; Nurses occupy a strategic position for the assessment, early recognition, and management of delirium. This oral presentation will describe the global evidence-base for early recognition and management of delirium in hospitalized older adults.&nbsp; Countries include: Belgium, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States.&nbsp; Evidence related to nursing assessment, delirium identification, nursing interventions, and nursing outcomes were discussed during the presentation.&nbsp; Areas for further research and collaboration were identified.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:02:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:02:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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