Tracy McClinton, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, EPB-C
Investigative Techniques | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common complication that contributes to increased length of hospital stay, impaired recovery, and can affect long-term outcomes. Recently, research has been conducted to determine if certain anesthetic agents decrease the likelihood of developing POD. However, no clear protocol for prevention exists. This scoping review aimed to analyze the current literature to determine the efficacy of dexmedetomidine versus propofol at preventing POD.
Bannister, RN, BSN, SRNA, Isabel; Kurtz, RN, BSN, SRNA, Abigail; Banko, RN, BSN, SRNA, Abigail; Blaylock, RN, BSN, SRNA, Reid; McClinton, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, EPB-C, Tracy; and Bradford, RN, BSN, SRNA, Caitlan , "Decreasing Postop Delirium with Dexmedetomidine vs Propofol" (2023). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. Paper 66. http://dx.doi.org/10.21007/con.dnp.2023.0066.