Delirium, through the lens of the older adult who presents with concurrent UTI, is presented. Both conditions are common in the older adult population and important for the urologic health provider to be comfortable in providing evidence-based assessment and management. Included is a discussion of epidemiology and risk factors, pertinent history, physical examination, potential laboratory studies and additional validated screening tools to develop a differential diagnosis and plan for management. Early detection, prevention and aftercare as well as management strategies will focus on nonmedical, nursing strategies as well as collaborative practice strategies involving pharmacologic interventions.
Contact hours available until 11/7/18.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Speaker Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to describe nursing evaluation and management strategies for care of older adults with concurrent UTI and delirium.