Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Ruth C Enestvedt
Vigilance at the bedside: The most viable tool we as nurses have is vigilance in our patient care. Vigilance is a gift and a tool that must be nurtured through academia and practice. The application and results of this tool lead to identifying and circumventing hospital and surgical post-operative delirium in orthopedic patients resulting in reduction of length of hospital stay, cost and eliminating the precursor delirium leading to dementia.
Kinney, Mary Ann, "Nursing Vigilance - Blocking the Road to Delirium through a Culture of Care" (2011). Theses and Graduate Projects. 1462.