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Activity Steps


This video guides viewers through the utilization of two tools found in the Try This series: the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and Assessing and Managing Delirium in Older Adults with Dementia. In this five chapter program, two patients are presented and assessed for delirium using the CAM: one with delirium and one with a delirium superimposed on an underlying dementia. Once identified, further assessment and treatment of the underlying etiology and safe management of care is shown using the Delirium Superimposed on Dementia Algorithm. This video organizes information in chaptered formats for viewers interested in specific aspects of the program.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize registered professional nurses with the cognitive assessment method (CAM) used to assess for delirium.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the prevalence, causes, forms, and risk factors for delirium.
  2. Outline the use of the Cognitive Assessment Method (CAM).
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 2.5 CH
  • DC - BON 2.5 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 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: TTCAMV7
Published: January 2008
Expires: 3/5/2021
Required Passing Score: 9/12 (75%)
Authors: Lorraine C. Mion, PhD, RN, FAAN and Christine M. Waszynski, MSN, APRN, BC
Categories: Geriatrics , Hospital
Topics: Alcohol , Delirium , Dementia