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Prevention and management of postoperative delirium among older patients on an orthopedic surgical unit: a best practice implementation project

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Sykes, PK, Prevention and management of postoperative delirium among older patients on an orthopedic surgical unit: a best practice implementation project, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27, (2) pp. 146-53. ISSN 1057-3631 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

DOI: doi:10.1097/ncq.0b013e31823f8573

Abstract

Delirium is an acute state of confusion that is often seen in older patients after major orthopedic surgical procedures. It is associated with increased costs of care, morbidity, delayed functional recovery, and prolonged hospital stay. Identification of predictive risk factors, early diagnosis and treatment, and implementation of environmental controls can minimize the impact of postoperative delirium. This project measured pre- and post intervention compliance with best practice in the prevention and management of postoperative delirium.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Sykes, PK (Ms Pamela Sykes)
ID Code:83863
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2013-03-25
Last Modified:2013-05-13
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