DNP Scholarly Projects

Abstract

Delirium in post acute care patients is under-recognized and linked to poor patient outcomes. Nurses in the post acute care setting are currently not using a standardized tool for assessing delirium, but the literature suggests they should do this routinely. The purposes of this study were to evaluate methods for improving the management of delirium in post acute care and to evaluate the implementation of a new screening tool for delirium (Recognizing Active Delirium As Routine or R.A.D.A.R.). This quasi-experimental study was conducted at two post acute care facilities in an urban location. The study included the implementation of a delirium education program, as well as information on the administration of the R.A.D.A.R. Delirium knowledge improvement was evaluated by comparing pre and post test scores. The post test scores were measured twice; the first time immediately after the education session, and then three months later. The results demonstrated that the nurses’ knowledge of delirium improved significantly at both post tests (p

Date

3-2-2015

Department

Nursing, School of

College

Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Degree Level

Doctoral

Degree Grantor

Belmont University

Keywords

Delirium

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Nursing Commons

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