Delirium Challenge: Assessing and Managing in Acute/Critical Care
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Describe the value of delirium screening tools.
- Summarize clinical evidence and suggested interdisciplinary protocols related to delirium management based on the 2013 Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) guidelines.
- Identify tools and techniques to help implement a delirium management program within their unit.
Continuing Education Information
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Delirium is a common clinical syndrome, 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; and key components of implementing delirium best practices including an approach to organize thinking and communication around delirium. This is the second session of a webinar mini-series devoted to implementation of new pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) guidelines; the third session will focus on progressive mobility.
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