Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will concentrate on risk factor identification, recognition of delirium in long term care residents and review of delirium management, with an emphasis on the impact of delirium on resident outcomes. Case-Based examples will be used to illustrate the teaching points and two quality improvement initiatives that successfully identify delirium will be described. By the end of the session, attendees should acquire take-home tools that can be implemented in clinical practice, as well as a quality improvement approach that can be adapted for their own nursing homes.
Summarize the evidence for the impact of delirium in long term care residents.
List risk factors for delirium in long term care residents.
Describe approaches to increase the recognition of delirium in long term care residents.
Speakers(s): Gwendolen T. Buhr, MD, MEd, CMD; Arif Nazir, MD, CMD; Loren Martinez, MD
Disclosure(s): Gwendolen T. Buhr, MD, MEd, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Arif Nazir, MD, CMD - Pfizer: Speaker's Bureau. Loren Martinez, MD has no financial disclosures to report.
References(s): Witlox, Joost et al. Delirium in elderly patients and the risk of postdischarge mortality, institutionalization, and dementia: A meta-analysis. JAMA 2010; 304(4): 443-451. Voyer P, Richard S, McCusker J, Cole MG, Monette J, Champoux N, et al. Detection of delirium and its symptoms by nurses working in a long-term care facility. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Epub 2010 Dec 17.
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