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Development and Evaluation of an Intensive Care Unit Video Series to Educate Staff on Delirium Detection.

Kamdar BB, Makhija H, Cotton SA, Fine J, Pollack D, Reyes PA, Novelli F, Malhotra A, Needham DM, Martin JL. Development and Evaluation of an Intensive Care Unit Video Series to Educate Staff on Delirium Detection. ATS scholar. 2022 Dec 1; 3(4):535-547.

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BACKGROUND: Delirium affects up to 80% of patients who are mechanically ventilated in the intensive care unit (ICU) but often goes undetected because of incomplete and/or inaccurate clinician evaluation and documentation. A lack of effective, feasible, and sustainable educational methods represents a key barrier to efforts to optimize, scale, and sustain delirium detection competencies. Progress with such barriers may be addressed with asynchronous video-based education. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a novel ICU Delirium Video Series for bedside providers via a knowledge assessment quiz and a feedback questionnaire. METHODS: An interdisciplinary team scripted and filmed an educational ICU Delirium Video Series, providing detailed instruction on delirium detection using the validated CAM-ICU (Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU). A cohort of bedside nurses subsequently viewed and evaluated the ICU Delirium Video Series using a feedback questionnaire and a previously developed knowledge assessment quiz pre- and post-video viewing. RESULTS: Twenty nurses from four ICUs viewed the ICU Delirium Video Series and completed the pre-post quiz and questionnaire. Ten (50%) respondents had 10 or more years of ICU experience, and seven (35%) reported receiving no CAM-ICU education locally. After video viewing, overall pre-post scores improved significantly (66% vs. 79%; ? < 0.0001). In addition, after video viewing, more nurses reported comfort in their ability to evaluate and manage patients with delirium. CONCLUSION: Viewing the ICU Delirium Video Series resulted in significant improvements in knowledge and yielded valuable feedback. Asynchronous video-based delirium education can improve knowledge surrounding a key bedside competency.

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