Don’t Get Delirious: Take Sleep Serious

Baystate Medical Center (Springfield, Massachusetts)

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Project Topic

Delirium prevention

CSI Participants

Deb Baker, RN, BSN, CCRN
Kim Connly, RN, BSN, CCRN
Cathie Manning, RN, BSN, CCRN
Linda Pellegrino, RN, BSN, CCRN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To decrease delirium by promoting sleep
  2. To decrease delirium by increasing collaboration

Project Outcomes

  1. Multidisciplinary team use of the THINK mnemonic for every patient to determine causative factors for delirium
  2. Addressed sleep on daily multidisciplinary rounds
  3. Decreased overall average noise levels in MICU/SICU
  4. Decreased the incidence of CAM-ICU positive scores in the MICU 5 percent
  5. These outcomes resulted in an incremental cost savings per patient of $410, with a projected annual fiscal impact of $860,895 (based on an annual census of 2,100 patients).

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