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

Ozsaban A. , Acaroglu R.

NURSING IN CRITICAL CARE, vol.21, no.5, pp.271-278, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/nicc.12127
  • Title of Journal : NURSING IN CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-278


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.