Last updated on August 2019

Agitation Follow up After Introduction of a New Patient Care Algorithm

Brief description of study

Agitation in the intensive care unit is motor hyperactivity. It is frequent (b/w 30% to 70%) and has multiple causes: pain, medical reason, delirium, medication, etc. It can be a source of complication, for the patient, and equipment pullout. Internationational recommendations state that the agitation should be taken care of with standardized protocols to improve patient care.

Detailed Study Description

Data regarding patient characteristics and evaluation criterion will be collected automatically with the unit software (CCC, General Electrics) in specific file.

Care and health teams enter the data systematically following the usual protocol.

First Step :

Follow-up and collection of data of patients included. Agitation evaluation with RASS scale, pain evalution with BPS or NPRS.

Second Step:

Team training to delirium evaluation scale (CAM-ICU) and to the use of care algorithm.

Third Step:

Follow-up and collection of data of patients included. Use of care algorithm by doctors, nurses and back up training nurse to ensure daily information to health professionnels of the care unit.

Concomitent Step:

Post discharge from care unit medical appointment to evaluate anxiety symptoms (HAD scale) and quality of life (SF-12)

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04053426

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