Psychiatry

76 yo woman with inpatient psych consult for depression

Carrie Tamarelli on Jan 26, 2018 - University of Michigan

To summarize key points:

1. Administer a MOCA to all older patients on admission to establish a baseline cognitive function

2. Screen for delirium daily (CAM is one tool)

3. Review med lists for deliriogenic medications, especially those with less obvious anticholinergic effects

Help improve your patients' outcomes by early recognition and prevention of delirium!

To summarize key points:

1. Administer a MOCA to all older patients on admission to establish a baseline cognitive function

2. Screen for delirium daily (CAM is one tool)

3. Review med lists for deliriogenic medications, especially those with less obvious anticholinergic effects

Help improve your patients' outcomes by early recognition and prevention of delirium!

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