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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Delirium in the ICU


Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Delirium in the ICU

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Sachin Chaudhary, MD, Cristine Berry, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
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Delirium in the ICU  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings

Educational objectives: 
  1. State reasons why delirium is often unrecognized in older adults in the ICU
  2. Name a well-validated screening tool for ICU delirium Medicare
  3. Name the recommended drug when continuous intravenous sedation is needed in ICU patients
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Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
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  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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