Topic outline

  • Delirium [PSW/Family Caregivers]

    photo of older man looking lostThis course provides you with the information needed to understand the prevalence and impact of delirium, common causes and risk factors and key symptoms of the disease. It explores the process of recognizing and assessing delirium, as well as collaboratively applying management strategies anchored in both non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches aimed at treatment and prevention.

    Throughout the course you are asked to apply your learning to an ongoing case study.

    PLEASE NOTE: These courses are open to the public with no registration required.  However, if you wish to access a Course Completion Certificate for a course, you must be enrolled as a student.  To do so please contact info@sageducation.ca.


    Course Outline

    • Course Description & Resources
    • Pre-Assessment
    • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 2: Common Causes
    • Lesson 3: Recognizing the Symptoms
    • Lesson 4: Management
    • Post-Assessment

    Course Completion Criteria

    In order to complete this course you must view and follow all the Lesson Modules. Please note that the Quizzes embedded in these modules, as well as the Pre and Post Assessments are provided to enhance your own understanding of the material and are not counted as formal marks.   

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    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Delirium > Learner Resources

      These resources include material to support your learning such as a glossary, your checklist, course references and recommended additional reading such as articles, websites and videos.

    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Delirium > Pre-Assessment

      This simple quiz provides a means of measuring your understanding of the topic before you start this course.  When compared with the Post-Course quiz, the data we collect helps us measure the effectiveness of our course design and content as well as providing helpful feedback for the learner.

      In some cases these pre and post course assessments will be required by your employer as part of a quality improvement initiative and/or as indicators of understanding of site-based required educational activities.

    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Delirium > Lesson 1: Introduction

      photo of an older woman drinking waterThis first lesson introduces you to the types, prevalence and impact of delirium among older adults. It reviews common risk factors and asks you to apply your knowledge to a clinical case, which will be developed throughout the course.


    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Delirium > Lesson 2: Prevention Strategies

      photo of an older woman sorting her medicationsLesson 2 uses the HANDOVER acronym to review delirium prevention strategies. You are asked to apply your learning to a clinical case. In addition, this lesson also introduces you to two tools to help you recognize common causes of delirium.


    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Delirium > Lesson 3: Recognizing the Symptoms

      photo of older man sleeping in public areaThe presentation of delirium can vary greatly. This lesson will help you recognize the symptoms of delirium and consider the experience of delirium and its impact on both the individual and their care partners. The lesson concludes with a comparison of delirium to differential diagnoses – specifically, dementia and depression.


    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Delirium > Lesson 4

      photo of an older woman with support workerThe final lesson in this course reviews management strategies to treat delirium. It explores and emphasizes various non-pharmacological strategies, as well summarizes collaborative care strategies. The lesson finishes with a conclusion to the course’s case study.


    • PSW/Family Caregivers - Delirium > Post Assessment & Course Feedback

      This simple quiz provides a means of measuring your understanding of the topic after completing this course.  When compared with the Post-Course quiz, the data we collect helps us measure the effectiveness of our course design and content as well as providing helpful feedback for the learner.

      In some cases these pre and post course assessments will be required by your employer as part of a quality improvement initiative and/or as indicators of understanding of site-based required educational activities.