Outcomes Associated With Postoperative Delirium after Cardiac Surgery

Author(s): Ralph Francis Mangusan, RN-BC, MSN, PCCN, CWCN, Vallire Hooper, RN, Phd, CPAN, Sheri Denslow, Phd, MPh, and Lucille Travis, RN, Phd, NE-BC

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2019

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Delirium after surgery is a common condition that leads to poor outcomes. Few studies have examined the effect of postoperative delirium on outcomes after cardiac surgery.


  • Identify clinical indicators that may indicate delirium.
  • Describe 3 types of delirium.
  • Determine what medications to avoid postoperatively to prevent delirium.

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