Master Clinician Series

All of Your Patients Are Delirious: How to Recognize It and What to Do About It


  • Wednesday, April 24

    3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Delirium is a common syndrome in palliative care and has a broad range of effects on patients and their loved ones. Although agitated delirium is more apparent, hypoactive delirium is frequently missed and early recognition can change symptom and quality of life outcomes for these patients. In this session we will review a patient with cancer who experienced delirium on our palliative care unit and describe screening measures, how delirium affects symptom management, and an interdisciplinary team approach to care, including non-pharmacologic measures and medications. The evidence base for prevention and treatment of delirium will be briefly explored in order to discuss gaps in our current knowledge base on this crucial topic.

The Master Clinician Series is a discussion group that includes: detailed case study every month, live Q&A with Subject Matter Experts (come with your clinical questions!) & open discussion between participants.

Presented By

  • Danielle Noreika

    Danielle Noreika, MD, FAAHPM, FACP

    Medical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care Services
    Virginia Commonwealth University

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