Management of Delirium in Critically Ill Older Adults
Michele C. Balas, RN, PhD, APRN-NP, CCRN, Michael Rice, RN, PhD, APRN-NP, Claudia Chaperon, PhD, APRN-NP, Heather Smith, PT, MHS, MPH, Maureen Disbot, RN, MS, CCRN, Barry Fuchs, MD
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Identify risk factors for delirium in critically ill older adults and the common barriers to its early recognition.
  • Describe the symptoms, possible causes, and potential clinical consequences of delirium in critically ill older adults.
  • Discuss the nursing implications associated with both pharmacological and nonpharmacological methods of prevention and management of delirium in critically ill older adults.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: C124
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.25
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 8/1/2015

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Management of Delirium in Critically Ill Older Adults

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