Announcements & News

This page includes NIDUS announcements, news, updates, and featured articles from the Delirium Bibliography.

USDeN Pilot Grants and Junior Investigator Intensive Program

The US Deprescribing Research Network has 2 open opportunities. Pilot and Grant Planning Awards – applications are now being accepted (deadline is January 22). Up to $60K per proposal for projects related to deprescribing research,  For more information, see visit the USDeN. Junior Investigator Intensive – applications are now being accepted (deadline is February 1). This […]

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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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.” […]

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 […]

New Randomized Clinical Trial Demonstrates Effectiveness of Adapted HELP

A new randomized controlled trial in JAMA Internal Medicine has demonstrated the effectiveness of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), this time in an adapted, tailored format. The HELP Program reduces delirium and functional decline in hospitalized older adults through daily interventions, many of which are performed by volunteers. This study enrolled 281 surgical patients […]