Managing Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults

Managing Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults

Type: Article
Expiration Date: 10/01/2018
Location: Online

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A medical emergency that occurs in up to 56% of hospitalized older adults, delirium can be frightening for both patients and for family members who observe it in their loved ones. Delirium exacts a high economic price with estimated annual U.S. healthcare expenditures ranging from $143 to $152 billion.

Nurses can play a key role in identifying risk factors, detecting symptoms early, implementing nonpharmacologic interventions promptly, and educating family members about the disorder.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the impact of delirium on patients and medical costs.
  2. State risk factors for delirium.
  3. Describe how to assess a patient for delirium.
  4. Discuss interventions for managing delirium.

Presented By


Margaret J. Bull, PHD, RN

Margaret J. Bull, PhD, RN is a professor at Marquette University College of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The planners and instructors of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Price: $20.00

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