Knowledge, opinions and clinical practice regarding postoperative delirium in older patients: A survey of nurses and anaesthetists

Sheila Rodgers, Ezinne Igwe, Victoria Traynor, Alastair Waite, Alasdair Maclullich, Irwin Foo

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Delirium is perhaps the most aged-related postoperative complication, with 13-79% of older people, depending on the population group and type of surgery, experiencing postoperative delirium (POD).[1] Only in the last few years has POD been acknowledged by non geriatric specialists as a major postoperative complication. [2]The aims of this study were to explore the knowledge and understanding of anaesthetists and anaesthetic nurses on POD in older people using an online survey. This survey was adapted from a previous study [3] which sought to gain insights in Sweden on protocols and practices among anaesthesia practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-109
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume57
Early online date6 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • postoperative delirium
  • anaesthesia protocols
  • older people

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