1h 10m of CPD
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


Judy Deimel

Judy Deimel is a Nurse Practitioner of Cognitive Health. Her credentialing includes 19 years’ experience in acute, ambulatory community and residential care where her predominant workload has been managing individuals with cognitive impairment. Her project work has included two years clinical practice exploring models of practice for Nurse Practitioners in Aged Care. Judy is currently employed as a Consultant with the Severe Behaviour Response Teams and performs contract work with SA Health as a clinical cognitive rater for international dementia drug trials. She is also engaged by the University of South Australia as a casual lecturer in the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) course. Judy is a prior winner of the South Australian Premier’s Australasian Nursing Scholarship. She is a member of the CALHN Memory Service Working Group and Alzheimer’s Australia SA. Her passion is timely dementia diagnoses with equitable access to services and healthcare education in the 3 Ds (Dementia, Delirium and Depression).


Rod Giles05 Oct 2018
An excellent course to do,as i work in the aged care sector and is quite a common condition.

Chunling Yang25 Sep 2018
informative and applicable

Wendy Somers05 Sep 2018
Excellent presentation. Very informative

Carmen Houston08 Jul 2018
great .. informative and engaging

tracey lackmann03 Jul 2018
Very informative

carin newman20 Jun 2018

Tonia Ataraoti30 May 2018
Very informative and easy to understand. Educator has great knowledge about the topic

Rita edbrooke30 May 2018
The facilitator presented this topic very professionally. An easy to listen to update enabling nursing staff to refresh and improve their practices

Harsimrat Kaur21 May 2018
good learning video

Eillen Anne (Sandy) Roessler16 May 2018
Really excellent

Ellie Alizadeh09 May 2018

Nida Deligero Lagunay09 May 2018
This online learning is totally a big help.

Dorothy-anne burrows09 May 2018
Very confident presentor

Irma Backhouse07 May 2018
The overall video source is presented very well. The facilitator in the video is excellent. She delivered the discussion outstandingly.

Maricel Tuazon05 May 2018

Annette richards04 May 2018
I would definitely recommend this education session to all health care professional. very informative and well presented.

Hind Katrib03 May 2018
Very well presented

Lisa Cornell03 May 2018
The video was very informative. Well presented.

Nicole Powell03 May 2018
Interesting and informative

Ranilo Martinez03 May 2018
Applicable and useful to aged care practice.

Angelo Carlo Rontos02 May 2018
the presentation was very helpful.

Louise brouwers02 May 2018

catherine woods02 May 2018
very well structured and informative

Lisa Maree Willmott01 May 2018
easy to watch and listen too and super informative on a confusing topic

Lauren Bradshaw01 May 2018
Very helpful

Tanya Schwerin25 Apr 2018
This has reinforced my current knowledge

Rachel Shakespeare22 Apr 2018

Carmel Spano20 Apr 2018
Very straight forward and easy to understand. I enjoyed the presenters way of teaching

Christine Hulands11 Apr 2018
Interesting and informative presentation.

Karen Pitt-Adams29 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.

Michele Selby02 Mar 2018
well presented and informative

Andrew Markula28 Feb 2018
Valuable and clearly, concisely presented,many thanks.

grazia Prochilo18 Feb 2018
This would be useful for any staff working in acute and in RACF. Was a good and usle VLA

Jenna Punsalang Santiago14 Feb 2018
Engaging and informative

Norest Mashonganyika23 Dec 2017
well presented

Kate Mcleay11 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.

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