Talking About Post-Operative Delirium
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about Post-Operative Delirium in the elderly - its causes, effects and the best treatment options.

Course Publication Date: January 07, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:POD121818
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • Define Post-operative delirium.
  • Differentiate between delirium and dementia.
  • Be aware of the most common causes of post-operative delirium.
  • Have a better understanding of the negative impact of this post-operative complication - in mortality, life-style change and healthcare costs.
  • Understand nursing considerations for this diagnosis and management of care.


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