Reducing Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults with a Nursing Prevention Protocol
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This continuous quality improvement project included the implementation and evaluation of the Brief Con fusion Assessment Method (bCAM) for early detection and prevention of delirium in hospitalized older adults. The presence of delirium significantly increases their risk of morbidity and mortality (Rosen et al., 2015). Sleep patterns, morbidity, mortality, and length of stay were examined before and after implementation.