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A Prototype Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Registered Nurses on Delirium Care in Older Adult Inpatients

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dc.contributor.advisor Abi Fakher Kantar, Lina Fahmi, Marie-Joe 2024-02-07T14:06:15Z 2024-02-07T14:06:15Z 2024-02-07 2024-02-07
dc.description.abstract Delirium is a neuropsychiatric disorder that is highly prevalent in older adult population. This preventable disorder is often unrecognized which poses significant challenges in patient care. Registered nurses serve as an initial observer in alterations in mental status for which they play a vital role in detection and prevention of delirium. Providing an educational program for nurses is essential for optimum delirium care in older adult population. The development process included a thorough literature review on the role of registered nurses in delirium care. In addition, it includes most common and specific assessment tools for nurses to utilize. The project offers the development and implementation of a prototype curriculum designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of medical-surgical nurses in providing optimal care for older adult inpatients experiencing delirium. The curriculum focuses on evidence-based practices in delirium care, covering key aspects such as early recognition, comprehensive assessment, underlying etiologies, and a multidisciplinary approach to management. Interactive, case-based, and reflective learning methods are incorporated to facilitate active engagement and practical application of the acquired knowledge. Conclusion: Delirium is a common yet often underdiagnosed condition in this population, and its proper management is crucial for improving patient outcomes. This prototype curriculum has the potential not only to improve the competence and confidence of medical-surgical nurses, but also to positively influence the standard of care provided to older adult inpatients experiencing delirium.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject delirium care
dc.subject medical-surgical nurses
dc.subject educational program
dc.subject older adult patients
dc.title A Prototype Curriculum for Medical-Surgical Registered Nurses on Delirium Care in Older Adult Inpatients
dc.type Project
dc.contributor.department Rafic Hariri School of Nursing
dc.contributor.faculty Rafic Hariri School of Nursing
dc.contributor.commembers Massouh, Angala MSN
dc.contributor.AUBidnumber 201501725

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