Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative (GPNI) 6: Reducing Iatrogenic Brain Injury
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
- Registered Nurses
This module discusses reducing iatrogenic brain injury in older adult patients.
These GPNI continuing education modules represent a component of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative to provide online learning in mental health and aging for advanced practice registered nurses and other graduate-prepared nurses and nursing students. The modules were made possible through generous support from the Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative, a partnership of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. A special thank you to leaders of the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative for their consultation and support for these continuing education modules and vision for geropsychiatric nursing.
- Define delirium, and describe its pathophysiology
- Identify the DSM V criteria for delirium
- Differentiate between prevalent and incident delirium
- Differentiate between the subtypes of delirium
- Discuss the terminology including iatrogenic brain injury and delirium
- Describe the long term effects of delirium
- Identify precipitating and predisposing risk factors for delirium
- Administer the Confusion Assessment Method and the Confusion Assessment Method ICU
- Describe the work-up for delirium
- Discuss the evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies to manage and prevent delirium
- Discuss policy issues associated with delirium