NIDUS

Are you interested in delirium research? Want to learn more about the field of delirium? Check out deliriumnetwork.org

The Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists (NIDUS) provides a comprehensive network of delirium researchers, resources, and tools to better the field of delirium and help us identify new and improved methods of risk stratification, assessment, prevention, and treatment. NIDUS is comprised of two "cores" and three "task forces," all of which are led by overall principal investigator (and HELP's own) Dr. Sharon Inouye.

On the NIDUS website, you will find a variety of tools to aid in clinical and research practice, such as:

  • The Delirium Research Hub. Currently accepting submissions, the NIDUS Delirium Research Hub is a database of completed or ongoing studies that include delirium as an outcome or predictor. The purpose of the Hub is to allow researchers to search for studies on delirium, facilitating collaboration, secondary data analyses and pilot studies to enable advances in the field of delirium research.
  • Delirium Measurement Info Cards. These 1-page informational cards summarize key information and test characteristics for commonly used delirium screening, diagnostic, and severity assessments. 
  • Pilot Awards. To advance innovation in delirium research, the NIDUS Pilots and Innovation Task Force awards pilot grant funding and paper awards each year, the goal of which is to provide funding for investigation into new areas of delirium research and support research on understudied topics.
  • Delirium Boot Camp. Offering a mock grant review, in-depth training on use of the CAM, and many other didactic sessions, the NIDUS Delirium Boot Camp is a 2.5 day-long workshop encompassing all aspects of delirium research.
  • The Delirium Bibliography. Previously housed on the HELP website, the Delirium Bibliography is a searchable delirium library with over 3,000 references on delirium and acute care of older adults. Updated on a monthly basis, the Delirium Bibliography is a great way to find specific articles or perform an expedited literature review.

We encourage you to use all that the NIDUS website and resources have to offer! You can email nidus@hsl.harvard.edu with any questions.