Product Detail

Altered Mental Status:
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Details:
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
JOYCE CAMPBELL, MSN, SCRN, CCRN, FNP-C
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
10/11/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV077450
Objectives
  1. Recognize the "red flags" indicating potentially fatal outcomes.
  2. Explain interventions to rapidly reverse the causes of AMS.
  3. Differentiate between delirium, dementia and psychosis.
  4. Identify the underlying causes of AMS.
  5. Select between new tools for assessment and evaluation.
  6. List the best diagnostic options to differentiate among possible causes.
  7. Develop a treatment plan for the most common causes of AMS.
  8. Analyze practice guidelines for prevention and management of pain, agitation and delirium.
Outline

Life-Threatening Causes of AMS: Prepare to Intervene

  • Airway problems leading to hypoxia and CNS symptoms
  • Gross assessment of disability: GCS or AVPU
  • Rapid head to toe assessment
  • Look for rapidly fixable causes
  • History and physical… Asking the right questions
  • Diagnostic work-up
  • Coma and altered level of consciousness: Brain stem and cerebral hemispheres
  • Predictive model for the risk of delirium in hospitalized older patients
  • Intensive care delirium scanning checklist
  • Confusion Assessment Method
  • AACN Practice Alert
  • Break down: Delirium, dementia and psychosis

Common Conditions Causing Delirium

  • Medications - Adverse effects and interactions
    • Central acting agents
    • Sedative hypnotics
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Analgesics
    • GI agents
    • Antinauseants
    • Antibiotics
    • Psychotropic meds
    • Cardiac meds
    • OTC meds
    • Steroids
  • Medications - withdrawal syndromes
  • UTI
  • Pneumonia
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Endocrine crisis: Hyper/hypothyroid, adrenal, diabetic, Wilson's disease
  • Korsakoff syndrome
  • Transient global amnesia
  • Pain agitation

10 Life-Threatening Conditions Causing Delirium

  • Hypoxia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Encephalopathy: Hypertensive and Werniche's
  • Drug overdose
  • Acute neuro: Meningitis, SAH and seizures
  • CNS trauma
  • Sepsis

Delirium: Don't Forget These Possibilities:

  • The patient with delirium related to structural changes
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Brain tumor
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Stroke
  • Infectious disease and SEPSIS: The ticking time bomb
  • Not to be missed: Meningitis, encephalitis

Psychosis: Into Madness

  • Major depressive disorder
  • PHQ-9 screening instrument
  • Post-partum depression
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective
  • Delusions, illusions, hallucinations
  • Positive and negative clinical manifestations
  • Pharmacology and other treatments
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizotypal Disorder
  • A case of global amnesia

Dementia: The Work-Up

  • History
  • Mini mental
  • Sweet 16 Cognitive assessment tool
  • Radiological diagnostic work-up
  • Delirium plus dementia
  • Alzheimer work-up
  • Lewy body
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Interventions for the Common Problems

  • Memory loss and confusion
  • Reduced concentration
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Inability to carry out ADLs

Expanding the Window of Care: Current Research

Author

JOYCE CAMPBELL, MSN, SCRN, CCRN, FNP-C

Joyce Campbell has over 30 years of neuroscience and critical care nursing experience. Joyce currently works as a stroke educator for Erlanger Health System, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, treating over 2300 stroke patients annually. Joyce also continues to provide clinical instruction to students who rotate through neurosurgical intensive care, stroke, surgical and shock trauma units. In 2011, Joyce was honored to be the recipient of the Erlanger Chair of Excellence award.

Joyce serves on the board for Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association (CABIA) where she is a major contributor to fundraising and education. She is a published author and continues to support her specialty nursing organizations, as a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and the Chattanooga Association of Nurses for Advanced Practice, where she has served as a past president.

Joyce is an enthusiastic presenter with a passion for neuroscience nursing. Having presented seminars throughout the US, she is known for her ability to deliver engaging presentations, stories that drive home important messages, and the ability to draw from a wealth of real-life clinical experiences. You will come away energized, motivated and much better prepared to provide optimum care for the patients for whom you provide care.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Joyce Campbell has an employment relationship with Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Joyce Campbell is a member of the educational committee for the Chattanooga Association of Nurses in Advanced Practice.
Continuing Education Credits

CE Information Coming Soon
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Audience
Case Managers, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Social Workers