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ACUTE MANAGEMENT OF OLDER ADULT FOUND DOWN WITH ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

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ACUTE MANAGEMENT OF OLDER ADULT FOUND DOWN WITH ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

University of Washington School of Nursing
Author(s):  
Hilaire J. Thompson, Julia Thompson Gallego, Patricia Kritek, Janet Lenart, Leigh Ann Mike, Megan Moore, Kumhee Ro, Marni Levy, Phyllis Christianson, Joelle Fathi
Sponsor: 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
POGOe Id: 
21998
Date Posted: 
07/27/2018
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
05/22/2018
Abstract: 

This case study was developed for use in academic coursework and as a standalone training for health care providers (MDs, ARNP, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Nurses). This unfolding case study about the management of an older adult in the midst of a health crisis. This case is a composite of many actual cases seen in Emergency Departments. During the course of this case study, learners are presented with information as the providers learn of the patient’s emergent and ongoing health concerns – from her Emergency Department admission through her Intensive Care Unit stay. Learners are asked to make decisions and use their best judgment about how to care for this patient.

Educational objectives: 

 

  • Apply knowledge of evidence-based care provision to an older adult found with altered mental status after a ground level fall
  • Describe the contributions of the interprofessional team to care management
  • Demonstrate effective communication during handoffs in care
Learning resource types: 
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Estimated time to complete: 
2 hours
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Hilaire Thompson hilairet@uw.edu


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ACUTE MANAGEMENT OF OLDER ADULT FOUND DOWN WITH ALTERED MENTAL STATUS. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21998