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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164376
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preventing Hospital Acquired Delirium: Nursing's Role
Author(s):
Boyd, Donna
Author Details:
Donna Boyd, GCNS-BC, email: dboyd@nch.org
Abstract:
Delirium, a complication in older hospitalized patients, is a common cause of morbidity and mortality. Patients with dementia, the most common risk factor, have a high incidence of delirium. The challenge for nursing is to learn how to prevent hospital acquired delirium and to promote favorable outcomes such as prevention of falls, restraints, immobility, adverse reactions to medications, pressure ulcers and unnecessarily long hospital stays.

Hospital acquired delirium is preventable. Nurses are in a key position to prevent delirium by identifying those at risk, being knowledgeable about precipitating factors, and implementing prevention strategies. Prevention strategies discussed in detail will be focused around comfort and spirituality, meals and hydration, mobility, communication and orientation, relaxation and sleep.

The presentation will describe a prevention program which was implemented in a 400 bed hospital on several medical-surgical units. Practical suggestions which can be implemented by nursing and involving the interdisciplinary team, family members and volunteers are included. Attendees will be given the opportunity to disuss successes and challenges in their own settings.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Convention
Conference Host:
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Conference Location:
Palm Springs, California, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreventing Hospital Acquired Delirium: Nursing's Roleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoyd, Donnaen_US
dc.author.detailsDonna Boyd, GCNS-BC, email: dboyd@nch.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164376-
dc.description.abstractDelirium, a complication in older hospitalized patients, is a common cause of morbidity and mortality. Patients with dementia, the most common risk factor, have a high incidence of delirium. The challenge for nursing is to learn how to prevent hospital acquired delirium and to promote favorable outcomes such as prevention of falls, restraints, immobility, adverse reactions to medications, pressure ulcers and unnecessarily long hospital stays.<br/><br/>Hospital acquired delirium is preventable. Nurses are in a key position to prevent delirium by identifying those at risk, being knowledgeable about precipitating factors, and implementing prevention strategies. Prevention strategies discussed in detail will be focused around comfort and spirituality, meals and hydration, mobility, communication and orientation, relaxation and sleep.<br/><br/>The presentation will describe a prevention program which was implemented in a 400 bed hospital on several medical-surgical units. Practical suggestions which can be implemented by nursing and involving the interdisciplinary team, family members and volunteers are included. Attendees will be given the opportunity to disuss successes and challenges in their own settings.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:52:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:52:06Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameNational Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Conventionen_US
dc.conference.hostNational Gerontological Nursing Associationen_US
dc.conference.locationPalm Springs, California, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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