Delirium assessment in intensive care units: practices and perceptions of Turkish nurses


Ozsaban A. , Acaroglu R.

NURSING IN CRITICAL CARE, cilt.21, ss.271-278, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/nicc.12127
  • Dergi Adı: NURSING IN CRITICAL CARE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.271-278

Özet

BackgroundAs delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is a serious problem that can result in increased mortality and morbidity, routine delirium assessment of all ICU patients is recommended. The severity, duration and outcome of the syndrome are directly related to nurses' continuous assessment of patients for signs and symptoms of delirium. However, studies indicate that very few nurses monitor for delirium as a part of their daily practices.