Prevalence of ICU Delirium in Postoperative Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients Journal Club

This article identified that delirium in pediatric post cardiac surgery patients were not routinely assessed for delirium risk using a screening tool. This article identified a reliable screening tool that could be completed in less than two minutes. This article also identifies modifiable risk factors that increased risk of delirium. By increasing providers knowledge of the risk factors, better care can be utilized when caring for these patients.


Read the article then complete post test

Prevalence_of_ICU_Delirium_in_Postoperative.10.pdf (

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Learning Objectives

After reading the article the reader will be able to identify an assessment tool that can be utilized to assess for delirium, identify risk factors that predispose patients to developing delirium, and understand why delirium should be routinely screened for after cardiac surgery.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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