Describing Communication with Cognitively Impaired Patients
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment, possible causes, common treatment choices and the challenge of working with cognitively impaired patients – plus techniques they can use to communicate with a client who is cognitively impaired.

Course Publication Date: October 25, 2019

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:DCCI100419
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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