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Delirium (Stage 1)


Welcome to the eLearning module Delirium (Stage 1).

This WA Clinical Training Network video demonstrates Inter-professional learning in a simulated clinical environment to model Delirium care.

It begins with Mrs. Green a 58 year old lady admitted to hospital with a chest infection and dehydration. The video does not demonstrate Cognitive Screening on admission. It commences with the nurse recognising a change in cognition and assesses Mrs. Green as now being disoriented to time and place. Mrs. Green is usually very independent and her family have no previous concerns about her memory or cognition. She lives alone but doesn’t need any services. The nurse escalates her assessment results to the doctor and the management demonstrates optimal coordination of the multidisciplinary team in patient centred care.

A certificate is issued on completion.


On completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • recognise signs and symptoms of delirium
  • demonstrates effective questioning techniques from appropriate screening tools
  • implement non-pharmacological treatment
  • communicate and collaborate with patient, family / carer and multidisciplinary team about management plan including medication


This module is suitable for all doctors in training, nurses, midwives and allied health clinicians and may be eligible for up to and may qualify for up to 0.3 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.