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Delirium and the Elderly Hospitalized Patient

Expiration Date
Nov 04, 2023
Media Format
Interactive
MOC Approved
Yes
Activity Type
Online
Est. Duration
1 hour
Credits
CME/CNE: 1.00

$150

Quantity: 1

Target Audience

Since delirium is under-diagnosed and under-treated, physicians, residents, physician assistants, nurses and other clinicians caring for elderly hospitalized patients would benefit from this activity

  • Diagnostic Error

Description

Delirium is common among elderly hospitalized patients. At home, the incidence is low, but once hospitalized, patient incidence increases to 14–24%, and in intensive-care even higher, 50-80%. Delirium is under-diagnosed and under-treated. In a 2017 study, clinicians failed to list delirium as a diagnosis in 35% of delirium patient charts. When detected and treated in a timely manner, delirium can be reversed and patient outcomes improved. The purpose of this activity is to review the barriers to diagnosing delirium in elderly hospitalized patients, the major screening tools for delirium, and interventions to ameliorate delirium, and to identify an online tool to assist physicians in reducing polypharmacy in the elderly hospitalized patient.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the features and risk factors for delirium in elderly patients.
  2. Compare the benefits and limitations of two major delirium screening tools.
  3. Incorporate key interventions to prevent and ameliorate delirium in the hospitalized elderly patient.
  4. Identify one online tool for physicians to use in medication management for delirium.

Release Date:
December 15, 2017
Last Review Date:
November 04, 2020
Expiration Date:
November 04, 2023

Copyright Information

Copyright © 2017-2020

CME Information

This activity is sponsored by LAMMICO/Medical Interactive.

LAMMICO/Medical Interactive designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

LAMMICO/Medical Interactive is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CNE Information

LAMMICO/Medical Interactive designates this enduring material for 1.00 contact hour(s). LAMMICO/Medical Interactive is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Learning Assessment

There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Method and Medium

To obtain CME/CNE credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and posttest and print your certificate online.

Resident Information

Residents will earn a certificate of completion.

State Requirements

This program may meet specific CME requirements for the following states. It is the user's responsibility to confirm whether content meets the user's state's specific requirements:

  • Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
  • Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
  • Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
  • Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

MOC Approval Statement

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Delirium and the Elderly Hospitalized Patient has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) and/or an MOC Part II Learner Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity

  • American Board of Family Medicine
Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Learner Assessment Program Requirements.

ABIM

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

ABIM MOC points can only be submitted if the participant provides his/her ABIM member number and date of birth to this provider.

Analyzing decades of medical malpractice claim data has led the MI faculty to narrow our focus to pinpoint the most important roots of patient safety issues across a host of medical specialties. When we boil down our collection of risk management education topics, these key concepts most keenly respond to the roots of patient safety issues: 

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LAMMICO/Medical Interactive requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME/CNE activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with ineligible companies that are relevant to the activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure Statement

The authors, editors, reviewers and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Author(s)

Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN, MSW, CPHRM - Read Bio

Editor(s)

Sunali Wadehra, MD - Read Bio

Medical Expert Reviewer(s)

Elmore F. Rigamer, MD, MPA - Read Bio

Karl N. Hanson, MD, FAAFP - Read Bio

Managing Editor(s)

Dawer Azizi, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Accredited Provider Program Director

Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members

Dawer Azizi, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Geri Cook, RHIA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Risk Management Manager

Carol A. Curran, RNC, MS, OGNP, LAMMICO Senior Perinatal Educator and Medical Interactive Business Specialist

Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Karen K. Davis, MA, CPHRM, LAMMICO CME/CNE Writer/Editor

Joseph Tran, Attorney at Law, Legal Counsel – Medical Interactive

Amanda Martin-Sanchez, MEd, BSN, RN, CNOR, LAMMICO CME/CNE Educator

Lynne Vega, RN, LAMMICO Hospital RM Specialist

Lynda Sanders, LAMMICO Continuing Education Specialist

Karen Tong, Patient Representative and LAMMICO Communication Strategist

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