Professional Power Hour: Are Nurses Recognizing Delirium?
Are Nurses Recognizing Delirium?
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2nd floor Conference Room, South Tower
Danette Reading, BSN, RN, Clinical Educator, ACE
Sharolyn Bush, MSN, RN, Clinical Director, SCU
Delirium is a common, but frequently undetected, complication in hospitalized elderly patients. In fact, reports indicate that the prevalence of delirium in elderly patients in acute care settings can range from 56-78%. Poor outcomes, prolonged hospital stays, and increased costs of care are often the result of undetected or misdiagnosed delirium.
What is delirium and what are its triggers? How do we treat it? What’s the difference between dementia and delirium? How can we identify patients are risk? Join us to learn more about what the literature has to say on this topic.
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