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Introduction: Cognitive Impairments: Caring for the Impaired Patient (01:44)


This program will teach viewers how to care for a hospitalized person with Alzheimer's disease or another form of cognitive impairment.

Symptoms, Behaviors, and Statistics (03:17)

People made develop cognitive impairment from brain injury, multi-infarct dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. Plan interventions based on assessment information provided by relatives.

Planning Procedures, Rewards, and Activities (03:18)

Learn how to involve a patient with cognitive impairments in discussions about treatment. Be creative to prevent patients from pulling out IV lines, catheters, nasal gastric tubes, dressings, or central lines.

Legal Issues and Care Giving (04:13)

The conservator should have a copy of the patient's advanced directive and will provide consent and participate in treatment decisions.

Implementing the Care Plan (02:06)

Be prepared to make modifications if the patient becomes agitated or belligerent. See a nurse sooth a patient who does not want to go for a post-op walk.

Communicating About Progress and Problems (03:33)

It is important for care team members to talk with each other to stay current on a patient's status. Safety is a big concern with patients who have Alzheimer's disease.

Credits: Cognitive Impairments: Caring for the Impaired Patient (00:21)

Credits: Cognitive Impairments: Caring for the Impaired Patient

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Cognitive Impairments: Caring for the Impaired Patient

Part of the Series : Caring for the Impaired Patient
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $299.00
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The program begins with an overview of the types of cognitive impairment and factors such as aging that cause an increase in incidence. Also discussed are behaviors seen in patients with dementia, situations that can trigger these behaviors, and strategies that can control and reduce their frequency. Included are hospital based scenarios illustrating information given, including a detailed assessment interview with a spouse who is both primary caregiver and conservator for her husband who has Alzheimer’s.

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL137717

ISBN: 978-1-64867-459-4

Copyright date: ©2017

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