10.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621186
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Delirium Assessment in the Medical-Surgical Population: A Quality Improvement Project
Author(s):
Valazza, Veronica
Additional Author Information:
Veronica Valazza, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Advisors:
Schmidt, John; Forsythe, Lydia L.; Gibson, Sandra
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Background: Delirium is a complex syndrome that can affect many patients resulting in adverse outcomes. The use of a delirium assessment tool assists in the identification of delirium. The aim of this project was to determine whether delirium education and the use of a validated assessment tool can assist in the early identification of delirium.

Methods: The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice was utilized for this project. This model involves the identification of a problem and the application of evidence based research. The collaboration of the organization and an interdisciplinary team is required to implement and sustain change.

Interventions: The intervention implemented included educating the staff regarding delirium and the implementation of a delirium assessment tool. Ongoing mentoring of the staff was required.

Data Collection: All patients admitted to the unit that meet inclusion criteria will be included in the project. Retrospective chart reviews were conducted weekly to determine the results of the delirium assessment and nursing compliance.

Results: The delirium assessment was completed on 67 out of 76 patients. Delirium was identified in 36 patients. These results were found to be statistically significant.

Conclusions: The aim of the project was to determine if education and the use of a validated assessment tool would assist nurses in identifying delirium. The early identification of delirium will assist the healthcare team in implementing strategies to mitigate the adverse outcomes of delirium.

Keywords:
Delirium; CAM; confusion assessment method; Delirium Assessment
CINAHL Headings:
Delirium; Delirium--Diagnosis; Delirium--Nursing; Delirium--Prevention and Control; Cognition; Cognition--Evaluation; Medical-Surgical Nursing; Nursing Knowledge; Nursing Assessment; Quality Improvement
Sponsors:
Kaleida Health
Description:
Project aim was to see if the education of nurses on delirium and the implementation of the CAM tool would improve the identification of delirium
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2017-01-11T18:31:19Z
Date of Publication:
2017-01-11

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorSchmidt, Johnen
dc.contributor.advisorForsythe, Lydia L.en
dc.contributor.advisorGibson, Sandraen
dc.contributor.authorValazza, Veronicaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-11T18:31:19Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-11T18:31:19Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621186-
dc.descriptionProject aim was to see if the education of nurses on delirium and the implementation of the CAM tool would improve the identification of deliriumen
dc.description.abstract<p class="APA"><strong>Background: </strong>Delirium is a complex syndrome that can affect many patients resulting in adverse outcomes. The use of a delirium assessment tool assists in the identification of delirium. The aim of this project was to determine whether delirium education and the use of a validated assessment tool can assist in the early identification of delirium.</p> <p class="APA"><strong>Methods: </strong>The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice was utilized for this project. This model involves the identification of a problem and the application of evidence based research. The collaboration of the organization and an interdisciplinary team is required to implement and sustain change.</p> <p class="APA"><strong>Interventions:</strong> The intervention implemented included educating the staff regarding delirium and the implementation of a delirium assessment tool. Ongoing mentoring of the staff was required.</p> <p class="APA"><strong>Data Collection: </strong>All patients admitted to the unit that meet inclusion criteria will be included in the project. Retrospective chart reviews were conducted weekly to determine the results of the delirium assessment and nursing compliance.</p> <p class="APA"><strong>Results: </strong>The delirium assessment was completed on 67 out of 76 patients. Delirium was identified in 36 patients. These results were found to be statistically significant.<strong></strong></p> <p class="APA"><strong>Conclusions: </strong>The aim of the project was to determine if education and the use of a validated assessment tool would assist nurses in identifying delirium. The early identification of delirium will assist the healthcare team in implementing strategies to mitigate the adverse outcomes of delirium.</p>en
dc.description.sponsorshipKaleida Healthen
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectDeliriumen
dc.subjectCAMen
dc.subjectconfusion assessment methoden
dc.subjectDelirium Assessmenten
dc.titleDelirium Assessment in the Medical-Surgical Population: A Quality Improvement Projecten_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsVeronica Valazza, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BCen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlDeliriumen
dc.subject.cinahlDelirium--Diagnosisen
dc.subject.cinahlDelirium--Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlDelirium--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlCognitionen
dc.subject.cinahlCognition--Evaluationen
dc.subject.cinahlMedical-Surgical Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Knowledgeen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Assessmenten
dc.subject.cinahlQuality Improvementen
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