Confused? Improving Outcomes in Patients with Altered Mental Status and Delirium

Course: #3444Level: Introductory2 Hours 404 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Altered mental status and delirium are common in the acute and post-acute setting and greatly impact the length of stay, mortality, functional mobility, discharge disposition, and fall risk. This seminar will provide information on how to identify common causes and symptoms of delirium and altered mental status and provide physical therapy professionals with strategies to improve outcomes in this population. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Course created on June 12, 2019

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WV/2.0; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to Identify at least two implications that altered mental status has on patient outcomes in the acute and post-acute care setting.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to differentiate between acute and chronic causes for altered mental status in the hospital setting.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to define the physical therapist's role in improving outcomes using critical care environment evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to develop a discharge and caregiver education plan for the altered mental status patient population.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three common pharmacological and metabolic causes for altered mental status in the hospital setting.

Agenda

0-15 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes. Define the term Altered Mental Status (AMS)
15-30 Minutes Examine the impact of Altered Mental Status on patient outcomes. Review common metabolic and pharmacological causes of altered mental status
30-45 Minutes Discuss the differences between the most common causes of altered mental status- delirium, dementia and depression. Review and compare signs and symptoms of dementia, delirium, and dementia
45-60 Minutes Flagging populations at high risk for developing AMS and delirium. Examine the impact of pain and routine hospital care on these conditions
60-75 Minutes Review the evidence-based PAD guideline used in the critical care setting for the management of delirium.
75-90 Minutes Review the evidence-based ABCDEF guideline used in the critical care setting for the management of delirium. Discuss ethics related to sedation/chemical restraint use. Examine the role of the physical therapist in restraint free alternatives.
90-105 Minutes Discuss evidence-based strategies to improve physical therapy management of this population. Review discharge planning and safety recommendations. List some high tech and low tech strategies to improve home and institution safety in this population.
105-120 Minutes Determine the role of PT in providing caregiver education to improve outcomes. Summary, Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Gina Dubuisson has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Gina Dubuisson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

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KPTA

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