Study: 3-step hospital initiative reduces ICU delirium

02/22/2013 | Huffington Post, The

Simple steps such as turning off lights, reducing noise and minimizing staff interruptions were part of a Johns Hopkins Hospital initiative that reduced the risk of delirium among ICU patients by 54%, researchers reported in Critical Care Medicine. The project's three stages included using a 10-item checklist to reduce environmental and staff factors, offering sleep-promoting tools such as eye masks, and using guidelines that discouraged the use of drugs that would induce delirium.

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