Purpose: This study aimed to review the effectiveness of delirium education programs for nurses in acute hospitals. Methods: The inclusion criteria were studies on delirium education programs for nurses published in English and Korean from 2012 to 2022. A literature search was conducted in the RISS, KISS, DBpia, PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Web of Science databases using the key words of "delirium", "nurse", and "education". Qualitative appraisal of studies was conducted using the revised Cochrane risk-of-bias tool for randomized trials (RoB 2) and the Risk of Bias in Non-randomized Studies of Interventions (ROBINS-I) tool translated by National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA). For meta-analysis, the effect size of the intervention was calculated as standardized mean difference. Results: Eighteen studies were selected for the systematic review. While the contents of the education programs were similar, the teaching methods were different. Interventions implemented included traditional learning, e-learning, and blended learning. Teaching methods of delirium education programs for nurses included lecture, discussion, practice, simulation, role-play, and coaching. The systematic review found that delirium education programs for nurses effectively increased post-intervention outcomes in 17 studies. Delirium education programs for nurses have benefits regarding delirium knowledge and performance. In four studies, delirium education program interventions improved delirium nursing performance (95% CI: 0.48~2.44, p=.003). Conclusion: These results demonstrate the need for a standardized delirium education program. It is recommended that further studies evaluating the patient outcome effects of delirium education programs should be conducted.
|Translated title of the contribution||Effectiveness of Delirium Education Programs for Nurses in Acute Hospitals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Adult Nursing|
|State||Published - Oct 2022|
- Systematic review