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Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: Assessing the Geriatric Psychiatric Patient in the Subacute Setting

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Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: Assessing the Geriatric Psychiatric Patient in the Subacute Setting

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Author(s):  
Stephen Scheinthal DO, FACN
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20856
Date Posted: 
12/14/2011
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/14/2011
Abstract: 

This case-based lecture-capture recording outlines for general psychiatry residents the key points of assessing and treating delirium in elderly patients in the subacute setting.  It is one of three lectures in the series.  It is presented by Stephen M. Scheinthal, DO, FACN, Chief of Geriatric Behavioral Health, Associate Director of NJISA, UMDNJ-SOM.

Educational objectives: 
  •  To describe the risk factors for acute confusion in older patients
  •  To distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate use of psychoactive medications in a patient with acute confusion
  •  To utilize effective management strategies in the treatment of hypoactive delirium
  • To recognize the value of the interdisciplinary team in caring for patients in the subacute setting
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Through the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA), the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) presents A Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: A Curriculum for Psychiatry Residents. This series of 3 lectures is designed to educate general psychiatry residents in how to recognize, assess, and treat common problems seen by geriatric psychiatrists in the ambulatory, subacute, and long-term care settings. Development of this lecture series was funded by an educational grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

This material was reviewed by Academic Faculty at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Intended learner audience: 
Discipline/specialty: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Susan Huff huffsm@umdnj.edu


Suggested Citation:
Stephen Scheinthal DO, FACN. Case-Based Approach to Common Mental Health Disorders in the Elderly: Assessing the Geriatric Psychiatric Patient in the Subacute Setting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20856