Decoding Delirium

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Foundational
  • 2.5 hours
  • Online Course
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Delirium is a serious medical condition producing sudden and often severe changes in a person’s mental function. A person typically has difficulty thinking clearly, maintaining focus or attention, and may appear confused or disorientated. Delirium needs to be recognised early and managed promptly. In this course, you will learn how to recognise, prevent and mange the symptoms of delirium within residential and community-based aged care. Additionally, the course examines how to recognise the differences between delirium, depression and dementia, and how they may co-exist in individuals. This course is comprised of three modules:

  • Module 1: Delirium: The Basics
  • Module 2: Recognising and Responding to Delirium
  • Module 3: Prevention

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Learning Outcomes

After this course you will be able to:
  • Explain what delirium is and how to recognise it
  • Identify common risk factors for delirium
  • Identify a range of interventions that prevent delirium
  • Monitor for changes in behaviour, cognition, physical condition and function
  • Outline how to screen and assess for delirium in aged care settings
  • Explain the importance of family involvement and getting to know the person