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
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; LA/2.0; 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; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/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
- Participants 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.
- Participants will be able to differentiate between acute and chronic causes for altered mental status in the hospital setting.
- Participants will be able to define the physical therapist's role in improving outcomes using critical care environment evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches.
- Participants will be able to develop a discharge and caregiver education plan for the altered mental status patient population.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three common pharmacological and metabolic causes for altered mental status in the hospital setting.
|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|
Gina Dubuisson, PT, CSRS
Gina Dubuisson is a Physical Therapist who has served as a Clinical Consultant at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute for the last 12 years. Mrs. Dubuisson graduated from Florida International University, Miami Florida with a BS in Physical Therapy in 2000. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare management from DeVry University in 2012. Mrs. Dubuisson’s specialty is working with patients with neurological injuries and cognitive deficits. She is a certified LSVT BIG clinician and a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS). She has presented at numerous continuing education courses at the state level and has also presented at APTA’s CSM in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Prior to joining HMH-JFK she worked as a Rehab Team Coordinator in a sub-acute setting and also has experience in the out-patient and sub-acute settings.
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