2017-2018. DELIRIUM ASSESSMENT IN THE CRITICALLY ILL: A PATIENT AND FAMILY-CENTERED APPROACH.

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

Primary Investigator: Dr. Kirsten Fiest

Research Associates: Dr. Karla Krewulak; Danielle Demiantschuk; Israt Yasmeen

Patient and Family Advisors: Peter Oxland; Doreen Rockliff

Award: $50,000 (total)

Funding Body: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (SPOR) with matching funds from the University of Calgary Clinical Health Services and Population Health Research Platform Strategy

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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