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Oversedation, immobility, and delirium are a triple threat — separate yet reinforcing complications that can lead to long-term patient harm. They are also strong predictors of length of stay, increased morbidity and mortality, long-term cognitive impairment, and high cost of care.

Source: Clemmer, T. 2011

Proactive methods that can help to minimize or avoid these harmful complications can be put into practice. Successfully reducing oversedation and delirium can be accomplished via monitoring for unsafe use of sedative medication, thus decreasing time on mechanical ventilators and increasing opportunities for patient mobility.
To help you take on these threats, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is offering this program on cutting-edge intensive care unit (ICU) practices on May 2627, 2016, in Nashville, TN. Through interactive workshops, case videos, and visual demonstrations, this seminar will teach participants how closer monitoring of patient sedation, immobility, and delirium — along with timely modifications in medication and care management — can lead to better physical and cognitive function at discharge, helping to reduce the chance of readmission.
Participants in this program will learn how to implement best practices that will help ICU staff reprioritize reducing long-term patient harm and affecting positive culture change. Attendees will benefit from a collaborative learning approach and return to their home organization able to execute practical screening tools and lead department-wide initiatives that will reduce patient harm and positively impact their organization’s bottom line.  

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what you'll learn:

During this program, you will learn:
  • ​Methods to monitor for delirium, agitation, confusion, and sleep using the CAM-ICU tool and ABCDE bundle
  • How to reduce patient time in a delirious state and identify patients at high risk for acute brain injury
  • Techniques to increase patient mobility earlier in the care process
  • Proven practices for reducing sedative overuse
  • Ideas for extending improved delirium monitoring outside the ICU
  • Key elements of business case to consider in improving practices
  • Reliable design to reduce patient time on ventilators in the ICU
  • Ways to improve interdisciplinary communication in service of increasing reliability of key changes