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Delirium in critically ill children

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences | PHD
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The international point prevalence of pediatric delirium is 25%, increasing to 38% for children in paediatric intensive care 6 days or longer. Risk factors include younger age, mechanical ventilation, benzodiazepines, sedatives, and use of physical restraint. In order to recognize the problem, there is a critical need to understand how delirium is prevented, assessed and managed in a heterogeneous population of critically ill children.

This project will involve undertaking:

systematic reviews of the literature 

interviews with critical care clinical staff 

consensus building and implementing delirium assessment in UK paediatric intensive care units

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Professor Bronagh Blackwood

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Full-time: 3 years

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