Summary: Pre-Post Quality Improvement Project

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This prospective, pre-post quality improvement (QI) project was conducted at the University of Pittsburg Medial Center, Presbyterian Hospital, a tertiary academic medical center in Medical Intensive care unit (MICU). A multidisciplinary team consisted of physicians, pharmacists, and nurses, assessed in detail twenty-seven possible non-pharmacologic interventions that display positive impact on delirium. The remaining nine non-pharmacological interventions were combined into a protocol entitled “Give your patient M.O.R.E.” This acronym can be defined as music, opening of blinds, reorientation and cognitive stimulation, and eye/ear protocols. The purpose was to determine if the implementation of the evidence-based non-pharmacological protocol
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