Delirium Screening of Patients on a Neuroscience Step-Down Unit

Malissa A. Mulkey, Daiwai M. Olson, Sarah Misrahi, Sonya R. Hardin

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This project aimed to identify patients who had experienced a stroke and were at risk for delirium earlier, and implement evidence-based proto-cols to reduce overall length of stay and mortality. Nurses were motivated to perform screening and implement strategies that benefit patients who had experienced acute stroke. Results suggest early identification and treatment of delirium, use of prevention strategies, and treatment of the underlying etiology can im prove patient outcomes and reduce cost of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-418
Number of pages5
JournalMedsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical


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