Anticipating and managing postoperative delirium and cognitive decline in adults
The purpose of this activity is to review the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of postoperative neurobehavioural disturbance.
1) Identify the different categories of postoperative neurobehavioural disturbance and who is at risk of developing them
2) Name the components of the CAM test for diagnosing delirium
3) Recognise accepted strategies for managing postoperative delirium.
William D Carey, MD and Dr Kirsten Patrick
William D Carey, MD and Dr Kirsten Patrick
William D Carey, MD is Director, Center for Continuing Education, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Kirsten Patrick is an Assistant Editor, British Medical Journal, London.
We declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.
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20 Jul 2011
20 Jul 2011
20 Jul 2012
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