University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
This fact sheet, along with the accompanying pre- and post-test, teaches physicians-in-training to effectively diagnose, manage and prevent delirium in older patients.
- Teach learners about delirium in hospitalized older patients;
- Reduce the incidence of delirium in hospitalized older patients, and
- Improve the care of hospitalized older patients with delirium.
Learners will be able to define delirium in older patients, and learn about its epidemiology, predisposing factors, pathophysiology, precipating factors and causes, differential diagnoses, clinical features, clinical assessment and evaluation, diagnostic work-up, prevention, treatment and complications.