This two-hour course gives Sharp Chula Vista certified nursing assistants strategies to improve care for a patient with an altered mental status. You will learn how to identify early triggers and signs that may prevent or reduce patient agitation levels. The instructor will also show you how an effective plan of care can prevent injuries during the patient's activities of daily living (ADLs).
In addition to the lecture, there will be an opportunity at the class to demonstrate what you have learned through simulations and case studies.
At the end of this training, you will be able to:
- Recognize at least two differences between dementia and delirium in an acute-care setting and how proper identification affects hospitalization
- Identify three unique requirements of a patient with one or more of the following disorders: delirium, dementia, substance abuse withdrawal or exacerbation of psychiatric disorders
- Demonstrate three effective communication techniques to provide ADLs for a patient with an altered mental status
- Give three techniques to prevent or reduce patient agitation levels by identifying triggers and early signs based on the different populations most likely to require direct observation
- Develop training points that show commitment to patient-centered care plans that reduce or prevent agitation or injury in a patient with an altered mental status
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Parking is available in the structures at the front and back of the main hospital, as well as in the large lot behind the main hospital. Paid valet parking is available to patients and visitors Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
If you have any special needs related to a disability, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) at least 72 hours in advance so that accommodations can be made to assist you.
Sara Wren, RN, BSN, OCN, is a clinical lead nurse residency at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
Please complete Delirium Part I in the Learning Center prior to attending the class. The module will be loaded to your profile once your class registration is confirmed by the instructor.
This course is provider approved by the California Department of Health Nursing Aid Certification No. 1111 for 2.0 CEUs. Please bring your certificate number to class to receive credit.