NJ nurses to improve hospital-acquired delirium care for geriatric patients

March 19, 2012

Category: Nursing News

Four New Jersey facilities received grants this past fall to prevent and treat geriatric patients with hospital-acquired delirium. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was given funding to initiate an HAD program and The University Hospital in Newark, Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center in Summit received funding to expand or enhance their existing programs.

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, an independent, endowed, grant-making organization dedicated to reducing disparities in healthcare delivery and improving access to quality healthcare for vulnerable populations, has committed almost $500,000 to this initiative. Through screening and early detection, the goal of the HAD program is to prevent delirium from occurring while patients are in the hospital or to limit its advancement to improve recovery time. Read More