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Nurses can use a very brief and simple screening tool, called the Mini-Cog, to evaluate memory and executive function in their patients and to determine if further evaluation for dementia is indicated. While the tool is not diagnostic, it gathers useful information to inform the probability of an underlying dementia - information critical to determining care, addressing safety and improving outcomes. Equally important to patients and families, positive results in the screening provides an opportunity for the healthcare team to educate about the need to address a range of safety, legal and personal issues in order to improve quality of life and sustain independence following discharge and to coordinate follow-up diagnostic evaluation. This video organizes information in chaptered formats for viewers interested in specific aspects of the program.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize the registered professional nurse with the Mini-Cog, a tool used to screen for cognitive impairment.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the difference between dementia and delirium.
  2. Describe the use of the Mini-Cog to screen for cognitive impairment.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: TTMCV5
Published: December 2007
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Deirdre Mary Carolan Doerflinger, PhD, CRNP