Delirium Basics (VCH - Online)
The purpose of this module is to enhance your knowledge and skill in the assessment and nursing care of delirious older patients. This module will help you to (1) understand the risks and causes of delirium, (2) identify major subtypes,(3) utilize the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) to assess the presence of delirium, and (4) understand how the acronym, PRISME, can be used in a structured approach to assessing factors that may contribute to, or perpetuate, delirium. Lastly, a pharmacology section provides an update on medications used in the treatment of delirium.
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This module is intended for VCH clinical staff.