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Delirium: clinical review

Delirium: clinical review

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Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

November 9, 2018

Updated

November 9, 2018

Programme Description

This module, updated in 2018, gives an in-depth review of delirium, including signs and symptoms, management, prognosis and a case study. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include potential causes, who to screen and effective communication.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module you should be better able to:
  • Understand the risk factors for delirium
  • Know which patients to screen for delirium, and which screening tools are appropriate
  • Differentiate between hyperactive and hypoactive delirium

  • Identify possible causes of delirium, including pain, infection and dehydration
  • Describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options
  • Authors

    Original authors
    Dr Reshad Malik
    UCL Institute of Neurology
    UK

    Dr Muffazal Rawala
    Consultant psychiatrist
    Luton and Dunstable Hospital
    UK

    Updated in 2018 by
    Dr Muffazal Rawala
    Consultant psychiatrist
    Luton and Dunstable Hospital
    UK

    Dr Rudy Harris
    Foundation year 2 doctor
    Luton and Dunstable hospital
    UK

    Dr Deepa Singh
    Specialty doctor
    East London NHS Foundation Trust
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. YYou will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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