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The top things you need to know about delirium

The top things you need to know about delirium

Written by Marcia Levetown, MD, MMM, HMDC, FAAHPM

Delirium is extremely common, especially among elderly patients.  More than 10% of elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital have delirium, and perhaps as many as 50% experience delirium at some time during hospitalization. Delirium is also the most frequent mental disorder among dying patients and a source of tremendous suffering for patients and families. Yet delirium is not well understood by most post-acute care professionals and consequently is rarely prevented or treated the way it should be.

Physician Marcia Levetown, MD, MMM, HMDC, FAAHPM has prepared an important tip sheet called The top things you need to know about delirium that will help you and your team recognize, prevent, and reverse delirium. The tip sheet is accompanied by an extensive bibliography that will provide you with a wealth of additional resources on this essential topic.

Read the free tip sheet and learn:

  • Which patients are at highest risk for delirium
  • How to distinguish delirium from dementia and depression
  • Medications that should not be used to treat delirium 
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Presenter: Marcia Levetown, MD, MMM, HMDC, FAAHPM

Marcia Levetown, MD, MMM, HMDC, FAAHPM was among the first physicians in the U.S. to be certified in hospice and palliative medicine in 2008. She has been a pioneer in the field since 1994 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Levetown has held professorships in internal medicine and pediatrics, served as the inaugural Chair of the Institute of Palliative Care at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, as Regional Medical Director for Vitas, and served as a member of an IOM Committee. She is a highly sought after speaker, author of two books, several chapters in leading palliative care textbooks, many articles and national policies on ethics and palliative care topics.

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People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly. So they're able to anticipate — and exponentially increase — the impact of care.

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly. So they're able to anticipate — and exponentially increase — the impact of care.