Mobility Action Group: Using Quality Improvement Methods to Create a Culture of Hospital Mobility

The Mobility Action Group (MACT) and Change Package were developed to provide a conceptual framework, road map, and step‐by‐step guide to enable mobility teams to implement mobility programs successfully and meet their mobilization goals. The MACT and Chage Package provides an innovative approach emphasizing system wide change that can help catalyze a culture of mobility […]

Congratulations NIDUS Year 4 Pilot Grant Awardees

The NIDUS Pilots and Innovation Task Force announces four new pilot grants to advance innovation in delirium research. The goal is to provide funding for investigation into innovative areas of delirium research and support research on priority areas. From a pool of over 40 applications, these four grants have been selected for funding during Year 4. […]

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World Delirium Awareness Day 2020

 Contributed by Maggie Webb, Research Associate at the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife Delirium is a serious, widespread, and morbid syndrome that is prevalent in many healthcare settings, including inpatient care for hospitalized older adults, post-anesthesia care units and post-surgical care, intensive care units, and the emergency department. Delirium can […]

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Joining Forces against Delirium — From Organ-System Care to Whole-Human Care By Sharon K. Inouye

“Rather than designating delirium as a “never event” for hospitals, Medicare could offer incentives for the use of proven strategies for preventing it — such as ensuring early mobility, reducing use of bed or chair alarms, minimizing use of psychoactive drugs, and providing adaptations for vision and hearing impairment — in order to motivate change.” […]

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Delirium Research Hub Spotlight – Eyal Kimchi, MD, PhD

Every other month, the Delirium Research Hub selects an investigator and research study included in the Delirium Research Hub to feature as a Spotlight Investigator. This month, we are featuring Dr. Eyal Kimchi, MD, PhD for his study “Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Delirium Electroencephalography (EEG) Study.” This study investigates EEGs, a promising biomarker that has […]

American Delirium Society: Call for Abstracts by January 15!

The American Delirium Society (ADS) Conference Planning Committee invites individuals to submit delirium-related abstracts for consideration for poster or oral presentation at the 10th Annual ADS Meeting to be held June 14-16, 2020, at The Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, IN. ADS welcomes abstracts from clinicians, researchers, and administrators from around the world that pertain to […]