Patient Safety Module #6

Preventing and Managing Delirium

This live session on Preventing and Managing Delirium takes 2 hours. It begins with the clinical rationale and business case for preventing delirium, recognizing it early, and appropriately managing it when it does occur. Topics discussed include:

What is delirium?

Why is important to us?

Clinical impact

Financial impact

What causes it?

What are the risk factors?

What are the precipitating factors?

Relationship to dementia

Tools to diagnose it

ICU delirium

Post-operative delirium

Complications of deliriium

Managing delirium

Preventing delirium

Tools to predict delirium

Using IT to identify early delirium



The session is delivered via a Webex conference. Technically, there is no limit to the number of people you may have attend the session. However, from a practical standpoint, the session works best when attended by 10-20 people. That promotes an optimal degree of interaction among the participants. You will need a computer with internet connection and a telephone with speakerphone capability in order to access this module. Ability to project the computer screen is essential for groups of more than 4 people. The need for physical proximity of your participants to your speakerphone limits the size of the group somewhat but designating an individual to repeat questions or comments may obviate that problem. Also, keep in mind that your participants do not all need to be at the same location. We can connect simultaneously to your participants at multiple sites.


Cost:  $575 (total cost for the group)


This session may be scheduled at your convenience at any time on a Monday through Saturday. Just call us at (716) 550-1106 or use the “Contact Us” tab on the website and let us know that you are interested in scheduling Patient Safety Module #4 and we will contact you about the details.




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