Delirium Prevention, Assessment, Treatment and Management - Online CME Course
Currently, clinicians are unaware of the brain damage incurred during delirium and do not appreciate the importance of preventative measures and prompt identification of emergent delirium. This activity is designed for learners to identify theories of pathogenesis and the link to clinical conditions responsible for these pathophysiological presentations, identify patients at risk for delirium as well as avoidable insults that may precipitate delirium in at risk patients, learn about alternative to PIMs (potentially inappropriate mediations) should be used when necessary, and to identify potentially avoidable negative consequences of delirium. Learners will appreciate the importance of using evidence-based practice strategies for patients at risk for or experiencing delirium.
Houston Methodist employees
Non-Houston Methodist employees
Physician (within the Greater Houston Area)
Physician (outside the Greater Houston Area)
Resident / Fellow (within the Greater Houston Area)
Resident / Fellow (outside the Greater Houston Area)
Allied Health Care Professional / All Others
This activity is designed for physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapist, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the impact of delirium upon the patient, family, staff, healthcare systems and society
- Identify preventative strategies
- Review delirium screening techniques and pitfalls
- Discuss pharmacological therapies often used with delirious patients
- Review non-pharmacological interventions to assist with the recovery of delirious patients
- Review the impact of integrating a delirium program into an Age Friendly Health System framework of care
Christine M. Waszynski DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, FAAN
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Houston Methodist designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance