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02/02/2018

Using Simulated Family Presence to Reduce Agitation

Results from a trial featured in the International Journal of Nursing Studies in January showed statistically significant reduction of agitation in patients with delirium who received simulated family presence (SFP). SFP, or video recordings of a patient's loved ones, has been proven to be effective in reducing agitation in populations with dementia. Christine Waszynski, APRN, and fellow researchers in Hartford, CT conducted this trial to measure efficacy in patients with hyperactive or mixed delirium. You can read more about it in a review on the NIDUS (Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists) blog, link below:

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