About the Course
Course Learning Objectives
- Discuss the prevalence and incidence of delirium.
- Discuss risk factors of delirium in older hospitalized adults.
- Describe the negative sequelae of delirium in older adults during hospitalization.
- Discuss the importance of early recognition of delirium.List four nonpharmacological interventions to prevent and/or treat delirium.
About the Author
Dorothy F. Tullmann, PhD, RN, CNL. Dr. Tullmann is Associate Professor and Director of the MSN and DNP programs at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cheri Blevins, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Adjunct faculty of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Kathleen Fletcher, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN, is Director of the Geriatric Nurse Clinical Practice Program and Research Associate in Gerontological and Population Health, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, Newport News, Virginia. Dr. Fletcher is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia.
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