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

Course Publication Date: April 22, 2022

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:COGIMPAIR-22
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
  
Learning Objectives
  • 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.

  • Describe the definition 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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