Producer: UMAB Video Press
Item Code: VP/DFA
Format: DVD
Running Time: 23 Minutes

Delirium: First Alert, Early Recognition of Risks and Symptoms

Early recognition of delirium is essential to successful treatment. This video looks at the critical contribution nursing assistants make in recognizing and sharing information needed to detect delirium early on-such as, documenting and reporting sudden changes in vital signs, behavior, memory, language, and other day-to-day functioning. Caregivers will learn basic prevention and therapeutic strategies that can help reduce the onset of delirium, including:

  • Ensuring the residents individual and emotional needs are met
  • Monitoring bowel function and sleep patterns
  • Maintaining proper nutrition and hydration
  • Monitoring medications

This is tape 1 in a 3 tape series. This series, presented by Dr. Georgia Stevens, encourages a team approach to MDS criteria in the daily assessment of residents. It covers the signs, causes, effects, and treatment consideration of delirium. It also stresses early, preventive response to symptoms, crucial sharing of information between the staff and family members, and gives ways to decrease episodes of delirium.

The other two tapes in the series are:

  • Delirium: Signs, Contributing Factors, and Causes
  • Delirium: Strategies for Quality Care

Each tape is listed and described separately in this catalog. The complete series is also listed as Delirium: Recognizing, Reporting and Responding for Quality and may be purchased for $398.00.

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