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Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients - A Fact Sheet and a Pre/Post-Test


Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients - A Fact Sheet and a Pre/Post-Test

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Dan-phuong (Esther) Ho, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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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.

Educational objectives: 


  1. Teach learners about delirium in hospitalized older patients;
  2. Reduce the incidence of delirium in hospitalized older patients, and
  3. 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.

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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Dan-phuong (Esther) Ho. Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients - A Fact Sheet and a Pre/Post-Test. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from:


Submitted by Colleen S Campbell on

A very concise learning/teaching tool, which allows for just-in-time learning