Sponsored by Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center
Assessing and treating patients with delirium presents unique challenges for healthcare professionals. Delirium can contribute to patient complications including increased hospital length of stay, post discharge changes in function, and impaired quality of life. Research and experience has demonstrated that both the rehab and medical teams are poised to provide preventive and skilled intervention to reduce both the occurrence of delirium and the negative long term outcomes. This introductory level course will provide professionals with the knowledge needed to properly evaluate and treat patients with delirium. Course participants will also gain insight into the role of the Interprofessional team when managing the patient with delirium, and when it is appropriate to refer a patient to another care provider. Content will be presented via didactic lectures, panel discussion, case presentations and Q&A sessions.
This activity is targeted to nurses, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, speech language pathologists, psychologists*, and physicians*.
*This activity is not approved for CME credits or psychology credits. Applications have been submitted for CEUs for additional clinical disciplines.
At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the main risk factors for the development of delirium across settings, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and post-acute care settings such as outpatient and the home environment.
- Identify conditions and diagnoses associated with delirium.
- Differentiate between dementia, depression and delirium.
- Identify delirium through use of the CAM (Confusion Assessment Method), CAM-ICU and the 3D-CAM.
- Apply evidenced-based techniques to prevent delirium among vulnerable populations.
- Apply evidence based interventions to reduce the intensity and duration of delirium when identified
- Describe the consequences and impact of delirium when left untreated
- Provide education to patients and families for a safe discharge to home with successful reintegration into activities of daily living
- Determine 3 objective measures /targets for use when developing a program to address delirium
Accreditation and Credit Designation
NYU Langone Medical Center is a New York State Education Department approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course is approved for a maximum of 7.0 physical therapy/physical therapist assistant contact hours. This activity is pending approval in NJ. The following states require continuing education units (CEUs) with no state-specific approval: CT, IA, ID, MO, ND, and WA.
NYU Langone Medical Center is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider for occupational therapy and occupational therapist assistant continuing education. This course is approved for a maximum of 7.0 occupational therapy/occupational therapist assistant contact hours. This course meets the AOTA classification code of Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
A minimum passing score of 70% is required on the course post-test in order to receive PT/PTA/OT/COTA CEU credits
This course is offered for .70 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
When & Where
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Ave
New York, NY 10016