Nursing CPD Institute

Delirium: The Challenge for the Perioperative Period

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 16 February 2021
This webinar will explore the issue of Post Operative Delirium and the strategies that can be employed to prevent PD as well as manage PD if the situation arises.

“Review the aseptic technique for the perioperative environment”

Course Content

Postoperative delirium (PD) relates to increased morbidity –associated with prolonged hospital stay, institutionalization and persistent functional and cognitive decline- poor long term outcome and higher perioperative mortality.

This webinar will explore the issue of Post Operative Delirium and the strategies that can be employed to prevent PD as well as manage PD if the situation arises.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore how a dedicated perioperative care path including medication use and anaesthesia strategy can reduce the incidence of PD
  • Examine the Nursing Skills required in the surveillance and management of PD
  • Review a number of diagnostic tools that can be used
  • Discuss staff communication strategies that have been shown to reduce the incidence and clinical impact of PD
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