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Systems-Based Approach to Delirium for Multiple Learners-Interactive Web Module

Systems-Based Approach to Delirium for Multiple Learners-Interactive Web Module

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Vivyenne Roche, MPH, Lindsay Oksenberg, MPH
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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This product is an interactive web-based module on delirium. Delirium is presented within a systems-based practice framework. The module focuses on recognition, management and prevention of delirium. Users follow a patient from admission to discharge. It emphasizes “how-to” clinical skills including performing Mini-Cog and CAM on patients. It includes a multiple choice questionnaire and a certificate of completion for the learner’s portfolio. It may be used by a wide range of learners including medical students and residents from internal medicine, family practice, and surgical subspecialties.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Review the clinical significance of delirium
  2. Outline an evidence-based clinical approach to the confused patient in the hospital
  3. Outline an effective work-up based on known and most likely etiologies
  4. Educate learners on clinical tools such as the CAM and the Min-Cog
  5. Address delirium within a systems-based framework
  6. Provide risk assessment and illustrate how to prevent delirium
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Self-directed internet -based learning module. Module has audio so speakers or headphones are required.

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Dr Vivyenne Roche and Miss Lindsay Oksenberg. Systems-Based Approach to Delirium for Multiple Learners-Interactive Web Module. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: