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Preventing Hospital-Acquired Delirium
Health Leaders Media

The staff often joke around the halls of 520-licensed-bed UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, “the redcoats are coming,” says Fred Rubin, MD, chairman of the department of medicine.

But no one is really laughing. These 100 “redcoats”—they all wear a red smock—are welcome volunteers trained to perform a job that prevents countless adverse events among Shadyside’s general medicine patients.

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