Geriatricising the Intensive Care Unit: Syndrome Focused Education of Interdisciplinary Teams

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201623
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Geriatricising the Intensive Care Unit: Syndrome Focused Education of Interdisciplinary Teams
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Older adults are at risk for developing delirium in the ICU, which can lead to increased mortality, cognitive decline, and functional immobility. However, screening and recognition of this syndrome is often overlooked in the ICU setting, based on environmental/situational factors and lack of awareness regarding prevention and treatments. Despite these obstacles, education regarding identification and management of delirium in the older adult should be a standard requirement of all ICU healthcare providers. A multidisciplinary team was created to address this issue at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, by constructing an electronic learning module to assess staff members’ knowledge of delirium and use of the Confusion Assessment-Method ICU (CAM-ICU) tool to screen for delirium.   ICU/ER nurses, physical/occupational/speech therapy, and quality management staff; completed the e-module and were assessed using a pre-post-test method. As a Fellow in the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy, my goal was to engage healthcare team members in not only learning about delirium, but to consider specific care and insults that occur to older adults during their ICU admission. Disseminating this information to local and national societies such as the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia, American Delirium Society, and American Geriatric Society is imperative to improving hospital care for critically ill older adults.  My overall goal to “Geriatricise” the ICU through delirium screening is a first step. Leading a multidisciplinary team to design this program has facilitated Wishard Hospital to be one of the first hospitals in the state to support change in specialized care for older adults.
Keywords:
Education; Intensive Care Unit; Delirium
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGeriatricising the Intensive Care Unit: Syndrome Focused Education of Interdisciplinary Teamsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201623-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Older adults are at risk for developing delirium in the ICU, which can lead to increased mortality, cognitive decline, and functional immobility. However, screening and recognition of this syndrome is often overlooked in the ICU setting, based on environmental/situational factors and lack of awareness regarding prevention and treatments. Despite these obstacles, education regarding identification and management of delirium in the older adult should be a standard requirement of all ICU healthcare providers. A multidisciplinary team was created to address this issue at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, by constructing an electronic learning module to assess staff members’ knowledge of delirium and use of the Confusion Assessment-Method ICU (CAM-ICU) tool to screen for delirium.   ICU/ER nurses, physical/occupational/speech therapy, and quality management staff; completed the e-module and were assessed using a pre-post-test method. As a Fellow in the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy, my goal was to engage healthcare team members in not only learning about delirium, but to consider specific care and insults that occur to older adults during their ICU admission. Disseminating this information to local and national societies such as the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia, American Delirium Society, and American Geriatric Society is imperative to improving hospital care for critically ill older adults.  My overall goal to “Geriatricise” the ICU through delirium screening is a first step. Leading a multidisciplinary team to design this program has facilitated Wishard Hospital to be one of the first hospitals in the state to support change in specialized care for older adults.en_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.subjectIntensive Care Uniten_GB
dc.subjectDeliriumen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:43:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:43:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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