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In-facility delirium programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review.

Reston JT, Schoelles KM. In-facility delirium prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(5 Pt 2):375-80. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-5-201303051-00003.

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March 13, 2013
Reston JT, Schoelles KM. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(5 Pt 2):375-80.

Several types of interventions are effective at preventing the development of delirium in hospitalized patients, according to this review conducted as part of the AHRQ Making Health Care Safer II report. Key components of successful interventions included pain management, sleep enhancement, and early mobilization and nutrition. The consequences of a missed delirium diagnosis are discussed in an AHRQ WebM&M commentary.

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Reston JT, Schoelles KM. In-facility delirium prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(5 Pt 2):375-80. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-5-201303051-00003.