1h 10m
Judy Deimel
15 Dec 2015


This Course is designed to update healthcare professionals on the syndrome of delirium in older patients. Delirium will be defined and explained, and nursing management will be discussed. Specific delirium screening tools will be presented in great details, allowing health professionals to better recognise the syndrome of delirium in older patients.


Define delirium and its causes


Identify and apply delirium assessment tools


Employ recommended principles of delirium management



08 Jul 2018
great .. informative and engaging
03 Jul 2018
Very informative
20 Jun 2018
30 May 2018
Very informative and easy to understand. Educator has great knowledge about the topic
30 May 2018
The facilitator presented this topic very professionally. An easy to listen to update enabling nursing staff to refresh and improve their practices
21 May 2018
good learning video
16 May 2018
Really excellent
09 May 2018
09 May 2018
This online learning is totally a big help.
09 May 2018
Very confident presentor
07 May 2018
The overall video source is presented very well. The facilitator in the video is excellent. She delivered the discussion outstandingly.
05 May 2018
04 May 2018
I would definitely recommend this education session to all health care professional. very informative and well presented.
03 May 2018
Very well presented
03 May 2018
The video was very informative. Well presented.
03 May 2018
Interesting and informative
03 May 2018
Applicable and useful to aged care practice.
02 May 2018
the presentation was very helpful.
02 May 2018
02 May 2018
very well structured and informative
01 May 2018
easy to watch and listen too and super informative on a confusing topic
01 May 2018
Very helpful
25 Apr 2018
This has reinforced my current knowledge
22 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Very straight forward and easy to understand. I enjoyed the presenters way of teaching
11 Apr 2018
Interesting and informative presentation.
29 Mar 2018
I feel this is a very appropriate topic for all nurses to watch and learn as so many persons can be affected by this.
02 Mar 2018
well presented and informative
28 Feb 2018
Valuable and clearly, concisely presented,many thanks.
18 Feb 2018
This would be useful for any staff working in acute and in RACF. Was a good and usle VLA
14 Feb 2018
Engaging and informative
23 Dec 2017
well presented
11 Nov 2017
Very interesting and useful.

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • What is delirium?
  • Epidemiology
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Delirium management

Target audience

All health professionals who work with older adults who may have delirium.


Update health professionals on the syndrome of delirium, ensuring the appropriate application of prevention, assessment and management strategies to improve outcomes of care.


Delirium is an acute disorder of attention and cognition that affects as many as 50% of the older population (those aged 65 years or older). Delirium is common, serious, costly, under-recognised, and frequently results in institutionalisation and death.
Delirium has been likened to a cognitive superbug penetrating all healthcare environments, spreading across acute care, residential aged care and the community.
Delirium Guidelines indicate delirium is easier to prevent than to treat and that 30—40% of delirium cases are preventable. This Course examines delirium indicators and the subsequent poor outcomes, which justifies health professionals to ask, does my older patient have delirium?

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.