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An Integrated Approach to ICU Delirium Assessment, Prevention and Management 

Delirium is frequently found in critically ill adults, affecting patient outcomes both during and after the intensive care unit (ICU) stay. This webcast will address an important component of the ABCDEF Bundle, Delirium: Assess Prevent and Manage, for clinicians seeking to liberate their patients from the ICU and improve their outcomes. During this session, Michele Balas, PhD, RN, APRN-NP, CCRN, and John Devlin, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, will discuss the importance of routine delirium screening in the critically ill and integrated strategies to boost the routine use of a validated instrument such as the confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU) or the intensive care delirium checklist (ICDSC). The speakers will also address frequently asked questions about delirium management, and the presentation will conclude with a question-and-answer segment.    

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of routine delirium screening in the ICU using the CAM-ICU or the ICDSC •Identify modifiable risk factors for delirium in the critically ill
  • Apply non-pharmacologic strategies to reduce the burden of delirium in the critically ill
  • Understand the limited role that medication-focused interventions currently have in treating delirium in the ICU

Author(s):
Michele Balas, John Devlin

Categories: Quality and Patient Safety, ICU Liberation,
Content Type: Presentations,