Delirium Monitoring: Yes or No? That is the Question

Author(s): Annachiara Marra, MD, PhD, Katarzyna Kotfis, MD, PhD, DESA, Annmarie Hosie, PhD, RN, Alasdair MJ MacLullich, PhD, MRCP, Pratik P. Pandharipande, MD, MSCI, E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, and Brenda T Pun, DNP, RN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Mar 31, 2023

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, Neurology, Research

Population: Adult, Geriatric

Role: APRN, Staff, Educator

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This article reviews the evidence-based arguments both for and against delirium monitoring in high risk hospitalized patients.


  • Describe the evidence-based arguments both for and against delirium monitoring in high-risk hospitalized patients
  • Summarize the key pro and con arguments: Is monitoring feasible and acceptable? Does monitoring positively influence care and outcomes?
  • Identify the evidence-practice gaps for delirium monitoring for future research and organizational quality improvement programs

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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