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Postoperative Delirium

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

What is Delirium?

Delirium is a common disorder that mostly affects older adults. However, it doesn’t discriminate, and can also affect young people - especially following surgery.

It is an acute cognitive state that causes the patient to experience fluctuating disturbances such as confusion, disorientation and reduced awareness (Mayo Clinic 2020).

The Difference Between Delirium and Dementia

Other causes of cognition changes, such as a pre-existing dementia, need to be ruled out before a diagnosis of delirium can be made. As the symptoms of delirium and dementia are similar, delirium can sometimes be misdiagnosed as dementia.

Delivery
Title
Postoperative Delirium
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Surgical
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
15-Oct-2020
End Date
15-Oct-2023
CPD Points
4 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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