PCOA-RN 6: Distinguishing Dementia, Delirium and Depression

Price

Course CE Credits

1.5 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours

Course Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This course reviews and compares the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-IV and DSM-V) criteria for dementia, delirium and depression.

Overview

After taking this course, practitioners will be able to recognize identify, asses, and screen for dementia, delirium, and depression. Learners will also be able to understand the hallmarks of each of these conditions in older adults and detect red flags. 

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Describe etiology and risk factors for depression, dementia, and delirium in older adults.
  2. Describe signs and symptoms of depression, dementia, and delirium in older adults.
  3. Discuss common screening tools used to assess depression, dementia, and delirium in older adults.
  4. Differentiate depression, dementia, and delirium in older adults.
  5. Describe non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments of depression, dementia, and delirium in older adults.
  6. Discuss the roles of interprofessional team members in the assessment and management of depression, dementia, and delirium in older adults.