Delirium at the End-of-Life

Delirium at the End-of-Life 

Along with depression and anxiety, delirium is one of the most common clinical conditions in palliative care settings for which psychiatry may be consulted. Delirium may be the result of underlying medical or physiological conditions and/or can be medication-induced. It presents as cognitive changes, perceptual disturbances, and behavioral agitation and is often misdiagnosed or under-recognized as a result. This presentation provides guidance on how to identify and recognize delirium in patients nearing the end of life and recommend appropriate management


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify and recognize the presentation of delirium in patients nearing the end of life
Incorporate patients’ goals of care in the assessment of delirium reversibility
Recommend appropriate palliative pharmacotherapy for delirium based on its reversibility status
Instructor: Marisa Todd, PharmD, BCPS
As Director of Clinical Education at Enclara Pharmacia, Marisa is responsible for the coordination, integration, maintenance and advancement of Enclara Pharmacia’s education support services. Prior roles held by Marisa include manager of the West Deptford clinical call center, clinical pharmacist and new hire pharmacist trainer. She has 15 years of experience as a pharmacist in various fields including 11 years of hospice pharmacy experience, as well as clinical roles in both the hospital and home infusion settings. Throughout Marisa’s career, she has been continuously involved in the education and training of healthcare professionals and students. Marisa earned her doctor of pharmacy degree at Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. She completed a 1-year post-graduate pharmacy practice residency program and maintains certification as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). Disclosure: Marisa Todd, PharmD, BCPS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice.
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