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Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi. 2017 Dec 1;56(12):930-934. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0578-1426.2017.12.008.

[Investigation of doctors' and nurses' perceptions and implementation of delirium management in intensive care unit].

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]

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Department of Critical Care Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.


in English, Chinese

Objective: To investigate doctors' and nurses' perceptions and implementation of delirium management in intensive care unit. Methods: A total of 197 doctors and nurses in 2 general ICUs and 3 special ICUs at Peking Union Medical College Hospital finished a self-designed questionnaire of delirium management. Results: There were 47 males and 150 females, 43 doctors and 154 nurses who participated in the survey.One hundred and twenty five participators were from general ICU and the others from special ICU. The ICU staff had a significant difference on the perceptions and implementation of delirium management(P< 0.001) including. Doctors and nurses scored lowest in "family engagement and empowerment" and "sleep management" with (4.620±2.393) and (5.430±2.153) respectively. There was a significant difference between nurses and doctors in the management of analgesia and sedation (P< 0.05).Doctors and nurses from different ICUs had significant discrepancy in the implementation of "delirium assessment" (P< 0.05). Conclusions: The ICU staff should improve the perceptions and the implementation of delirium management,especially in special ICUs. Delirium management should be included as a routine care in ICU to improve patients' outcome.


Cognition; Delirium; Disease management; Implementation

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