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Table 1 Nursing assessment of delirium, pain, and sedation before and after the educational intervention

From: Combined didactic and scenario-based education improves the ability of intensive care unit staff to recognize delirium at the bedside

  Before education (n = 50) After education (n = 50) After education (%):before education (%) ratio P value
Delirium     
   Presence or absence of delirium reported by nurse (%) 24 100 4.3 <0.0005
   Assessed using a scale (%) 12 82 7.5 <0.0005
   Correct use of the scale (%) 8 62 7.5 <0.0005
   Self-report assessed (%) 74 100 - 0.125
Paina     
   Assessed using a scale (%) 46 62 1.4  
   Correct use of the scale (%) 20 55 2.8  
   Self-report assessed (%) 54 66 -  
Sedationa     
   Assessed using a scale (%) 83 98 1.2  
   Correct use of the scale (%) 76 98 1.3  
   Self-report assessed (%) 92 98 -  
  1. aThese comparisons are purely descriptive and exploratory.