Evaluation and Management of Delirium in the Older Person in the Outpatient Setting: multimedia presentation, U of Iowa

http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-educators-professionals/geriasims/sims/module.html?module=delirium&bandwidth=bb&level=gme&tracker=none

Usually we’re focused on evaluating and managing delirium in the hospitalized patients. This particular multimedia presentation from the University of Iowa’s Dr. Jose Ness introduces and guides us through the steps needed to detect delirium in the older outpatient and outlines in detail what interventions to undertake. Experiment with web browsers to see which ones might work best; options include Firefox, IE 9, Google Chrome, and Safari. What’s nice about this presentation is the immediate feedback to the learner in response to answers he/she gives to quiz questions. It shows you how to complete the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) for the simulated patient. You can even order lab tests. The lesson emphasizes that evaluation and management of straightforward delirium should be within the purview of the general internist. Further, this is a very nice presentation of the importance of interdisciplinary management of delirium including social worker, physical therapist, and physician.

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