Nonpharmacologic Management of Delirium in Older Adults

Lesson Author

Martine Sanon, MD

Lesson Objectives

  • Describe an approach to nonpharmacologic management of delirium for older adults in the Emergency Department
  • Summarize key components of behavioral and other nonpharmacologic interventions (NPI)
    • to manage delirium in the ED environment
    • to prevent delirium in high-risk patients
  • Summarize the evidence supporting NPI in delirium management for older adults


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