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Recognizing and managing delirium among hospitalized older adults

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Abstract: 

This interactive DVD was developed as part of a quality improvement project designed to improve recognition of cognitive impairment and delirium among hospitalized older adults. The DVD was designed to review the prevalence and outcomes of delirium; train physicians and nurses on mental status assessment procedures, including identification of likely underlying etiologies; train on bed-side detection of delirium, and introduce guidelines for medication management of cognitively impaired and delirious older adults. Please email Reema Sutton at  rasutton@buffalo.edu to obtain the DVD.

Educational objectives: 

Learners should acquire skills in bedside assessment of mental status and differentiation of delirium from other cognitive states. The DVD is designed to enhance knowledge about delirium and improve assessment and diagnostic skills. A review of current knowledge about delirium is presented, including prevalence and outcomes. Common etiologies are reviewed as well as the steps necessary to identify potentially delirious patients. The knowledge gained is then tested with assessment of actual patients who present a range of clinical problems. The DVD includes fundamentals in the assessment and management of cognitive impairment and delirium. It provides for evaluation of actual patients and outlines elements of a successful program to reduce delirium among hospitalized older adults. The DVD format allows for presentations ranging from 20 minutes to 2.5 hours or longer. It is appropriate for beginners who have little understanding of cognitive assessment, as a review for experienced clinicians with limited focus on delirium and for experienced clinicians who are considering designing a new program for cognitively impaired older adults at significant risk of developing delirium.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The DVD has been widely used at multiple medical schools, hospitals, and health organizations to provide training for medical students, post-graduate trainees, practicing physicians and their colleagues in nursing. All necessary information and evaluations are contained within the DVD; individual study is quite feasible. The DVD, however, was originally designed for small group education conferences. A facilitator with knowledge of the DVD, an ability to identify the clinical signs of delirium as demonstrated on the DVD, and comfort with eliciting responses from an audience is likely to be effective. Physicians and nurses alike have used the DVD to provide training in their respective disciplines. The only resources required are a DVD player and a television or LCD projector (for group study). To obtain the DVD and price, please email Reema Sutton at rasutton@buffalo.edu.

Date posted: 
Wed, 09/23/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 09/24/2012
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Suggested Citation:
Recognizing and managing delirium among hospitalized older adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1197

Geriatric Pharmacology: Geriatric Screening in Primary Care

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Abstract: 

Pocket-sized reference cards that contain simple tips for geriatric screening, pharmacologic management of common signs and symptoms in the elderly, and medications contraindicated in the presence of specific comorbidity.

Educational objectives: 

To provide a handy tool at the bedside for geriatric screening, and and to learn appropriate medication use in the elderly.

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of geriatric screening in primary care.
  2. Learn and be able to use simple screening tools for common geriatric syndromes such as depression, cognitive dysfunction, falls, and sensory loss.
  3. Recognize the relationship between safe medication prescribing and existing comorbidity.
  4. Be able to identify medications that are contraindicated in the presence of a specific comorbidity.
  5. Be able to choose the safest, and most effective medication for treatment of commonly encountered signs and symtpoms in the elderly.
  6. Be able to identify high-risk medications in the elderly.
  7. Recognize that certain symptoms in older adults can be a manifestation of underlying illness.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

10 medical residents and 2 students in an Acute Geriatric Unit (hospitalized older adults) used this product.

The cards are concise and are not intended to replace full references, such as the PDR drug book. Some users will need to refer to other sources for a more complete description of a certain disease or medication.

Date posted: 
Mon, 11/06/2006
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 02/02/2010
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Suggested Citation:
and . Geriatric Pharmacology: Geriatric Screening in Primary Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1197

Human Aging

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Abstract: 

Interactive, animated CD-ROM on human aging. The CD details the age-related changes in organ systems, and describes the interaction between these changes and common diseases associated with aging.

Educational objectives: 

The learner will be able to:

1) Learn important age-related changes in organ systems

2) Understand the interaction between age-related changes in organ systems and diseases of aging

3) Learn the mechanisms of diseases that are commonly encountered with aging

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Can be used for class-based teaching, self-directed learning, or group learning.

Date posted: 
Tue, 09/22/2009
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 04/16/2010
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Suggested Citation:
Human Aging. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1197
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