How to Manage Patient Delirium


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Which of the following is not a cause of delirium?

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1. A patient is admitted into the hospital and presents symptoms of confusion and cognitive impairment. These symptoms did not come on suddenly and have been gradually getting worse. What is this patient likely suffering from?

2. Which of the following best describes a somatic intervention, as recommended by psychiatrists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your understanding of managing delirium. In order to pass the quiz, you should study causes of delirium and something that causes confusion and cognitive impairment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Somatic interventions
  • Causes of delirium
  • Relationship between age, intensive care and delirium
  • Intervention that involves reducing stimuli
  • Disorder that results in confusion and cognitive impairment

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the relationship between age, intensive care and delirium
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding managing delirium and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding somatic interventions

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson titled How to Manage Patient Delirium, to learn more. The covered objectives are:

  • Discuss characteristics of delirium such as how it presents and populations it typically affects
  • Recall the different things that can cause delirium such as an infection
  • Learn about how long a person is typically affected by delirium
  • Review the typical interventions for delirium and the order they should be done in
  • Explore what could happen if delirium is left untreated