2017 - 2018. A PATIENT AND FAMILY-CENTERED APPROACH TO DELIRIUM ASSESSMENT IN CRITICALLY ILL OLDER ADULTS

Project Title: A Patient and Family-Centered Approach to Delirium Assessment in Critically Ill Older Adults.

Primary Investigator: Dr. Kirsten Fiest

Research Associates: Dr. Karla KrewulakDanielle Demiantschuk

Patient and Family Advisors: Peter OxlandDoreen Rockliff

Award: $10,000

Funding Body: Late Life Issues Team & Alberta Health Services Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network.

Overview: A study to evaluate the feasibility, validity and acceptability of employing family administered delirium assessment tools in the critically ill. The objective of this study is to generate research that will improve the care of critically ill patients by creating better, earlier and patient and family-centered recognition of delirium

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