Communicating with Cognitively Impaired Patients
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn how to communicate with cognitively impaired patients.

Course Publication Date: December 13, 2017

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CIP121117
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Psychiatric & Mental Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe the definition of ‘cognitive impairment’.
  • State four common signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment.
  • Discuss three possible causes of cognitive impairment.
  • Describe three generally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of cognitive impairment.
  • Identify common treatment choices for different types of cognitive impairment.
  • Describe the challenge of working with cognitively impaired patients.
  • List three techniques nurses can use to communicate with a client who is cognitively impaired.


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