Delirium in critically ill patients and its association with patient factors and outcomes
Shelley Schmollgruber, PhD, Department of Nursing Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, South Africa; Judith C. Bruce, PhD, RN, RM, School of Therapeutic Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
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This study determined the incidence of delirium in critically ill patients and explored the relationships between delirium, patient clinical factors and outcomes. The study setting was the adult intensive care units of a 1,200 bedded university-affiliated public hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.
30th International Nursing Research Congress: Theory-to-Practice: Catalyzing Collaborations to Connect Globally. Held 25-29 July 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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