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Dementia and Delirium: Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis and what WE NEED TO KNOW

$ 24.00 USD
$ 24.00 USD
Author:
Dr. Keith Savell
Length:
60 minutes
1
CEU
$ 24.00 USD
Courses
$ 24.00 USD

Learn how to differentiate between dementia and delirium, as well as better understand the oft reversible environmental, situational and human factor antecedents of delirium.

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As health care providers, we are often called upon to differentiate between dementia and delirium. The significant challenge we face, however, is that dementia and delirium both present with strikingly similar changes in memory, reasoning and personality. Given that delirium is typically reversible (whereas dementia is chronic and progressive), and that approximately 30 percent of our residents with a diagnosis of dementia may be incorrectly diagnosed, it is essential that we learn to accurately differentiate between dementia and delirium.

During this illuminating webinar, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the similarities between dementia and delirium.
  • Differentiate between dementia and delirium.
  • Identify environmental, situational and human factor antecedents to delirium - factors which are typically reversible.
  • Identify the importance of behavioral alternatives to pharmacological intervention in the care of both dementia and delirium.
Approvals
  • California Board of Registered Nursing: Provider # 13512 for 1 BRN CE Contact Hour
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators {20-465256}
  • National Association of Activity Professionals Credentialing Center Approval 886-0108
  • Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Provider Number A 1428
  • Florida Board of Nursing {null}
  • NAB (NHA/RCFE) Program Approval Number: {20210327-1.25-A66465}-dl-AVCONF
  • California CNA/NAC Provider # 7062 for 1 CEU(s)

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