Dr. Jane Saczynski is Principal Investigator for Recently Awarded NIH Study

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Jane S. Saczynski, PhD, is Principal Investigator of a new R21 grant funded by the National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Aging. The study, Screening Elderly for Delirium in the Emergency Department (SCREENED-ED), will develop and pilot test an intervention, “Delirium Screening (D-SCREEN) in the ED”, involving 300 older patients.  The study includes 150 newly enrolled intervention participants and 150 historical controls as a comparison group. The groups will be compared on 4 key components: systematic screening for delirium using the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM); informing providers of the screening result; a checklist protocol for initial delirium management based on clinical guidelines; and documentation of the diagnosis of delirium in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

 

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Date: 11 06, 2015 | Category: Alumni Newsletter November 2015 |


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