Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
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.
- 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
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.
Note from POGOe: POGOe does not promote the use of brand name medication over generic.