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Delirium is a common clinical syndrome in critical care, affecting as many as 90 percent of critically ill patients. Accurate identification and prompt modification of delirium risk factors may prevent many negative outcomes associated with the condition – but implementation of delirium monitoring and management strategies can be challenging. This webinar will discuss the latest thinking around valid, reliable delirium monitoring tools; nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management strategies; and key components of implementing and operationalizing delirium best practices. The second session of a webinar miniseries devoted to implementation of new pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines, the presentation will include sample delirium assessments, a delirium management case study and a brief discussion of the CAM-ICU and ICDSC delirium tools.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
A certified clinical nurse specialist and former critical care nurse, Leanne Boehm serves as a research nurse in Vanderbilt University’s ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group. In her role at Vanderbilt, Ms. Boehm contributes to protocol development, grant writing and oversight of research studies. Her professional experience also includes precepting, teaching, mentoring and leading quality improvement projects.
Ms. Boehm currently is pursuing a PhD in nursing science at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, American Nurses Association, and Society of Clinical Research Associates.
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Learners must view the entire webinar and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded 0.5 contact hour of CNE credit (Synergy Category A).
Enduring Educational Activities
In accordance with ANCC guidelines, the contact hours for this educational activity are due for renewal on September 1, 2016.
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