Recognizing the 3 Ds | Depression, Delirium, and Dementia

The three D's: depression,delirium, and dementia represent some of the most common and challenging diagnoses for older adults. These three syndromes have great overlap, can exist simultaneously in the same patient, and often confer increased risk for each other. The primary care providers will undoubtedly benefit from a solid foundation in the identification, classification, and treatment of these common problems of older adulthood.

The goal of this 3-part online series is to describe nursing best practice in the care and management of the geriatric population diagnosed with depression, delirium, and/or depression.

Target Audience

RNs and healthcare providers focusing on best practices in chronic disease management, case management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation and management.

Learning Objectives

Depression

  • Classify depressive disorders
  • Identify evidence-based information on the assessment and management of depression in community dwelling older adults
  • Communicate to patients and caregivers the rationale for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment for depression

Delirium

  • Identify risk factors for delirium
  • Describe methods for recognizing and assessing delirium
  • Differentiate delirium from depression and dementia
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of delirium in community-dwelling vulnerable older adults

Dementia

  • Describe clinical features of different types of dementia
  • Discuss complications of dementia
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of dementia in community-dwelling vulnerable older adults
  • Communicate to patients and caregivers the rationale for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of dementia
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
07/09/2014
Course expires: 
07/31/2019
Cost:
$49.00
Joyce Parks, PMHCNS-BC
Elizabeth (Ibby) Tanner, PhD, RN
Sevil Yasar, MD, PhD
Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil

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  • 2.00 ANCC
 
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