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Study finds delirium after stroke linked to poorer outcomes for patients
Date:1/19/2012

he occurrence of delirium especially in elderly patients and to improve patients' experience.

The DPP is a multi-disciplinary team approach that uses simple strategies in everyday care to help keep patients oriented. Clocks have been installed in every patient's room along with whiteboards, on which the date is written daily; Lights on the orthopedic unit and overhead paging systems are turned off at night to minimize confusion over time of day; and blinds are opened daily so patients have natural light rhythms.


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Contact: Kate Taylor
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St. Michael's Hospital
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