Team Approaches to Reduce the Risk of Postoperative Delirium: March CARE Connections

Read how interprofessional team care is key to treating and preventing delirium in at-risk older hospital patients in the March issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter of the School’s Center for Aging Research and Education.

Here’s an excerpt:

If an older adult experiences delirium, early diagnosis and treatment of the underlying causes are critical to shortening its duration and improving patient outcomes. Diagnosis is more difficult with people age 70 and older, who frequently have the hypoactive, or withdrawn, type of delirium. Yet the guideline shows that an interprofessional approach can make a difference.

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE Affiliate and SoN Assistant Professor Lisa Bratzke, and news and upcoming events relevant to older adult health. Read the issue here.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 03/15/2018.