Eldercare Webinar: Delirium in LTC — COVID Implications

Oct. 13, 2020
1 to 2 p.m. ET

Delirium is an acute, fluctuating disturbance in awareness and cognition that can occur in older people. It can be reversible and often preventable. It is almost always frightening and devastating to older people and their families. This webinar will feature nationally-recognized expert Donna M. Fick, Ph.D., Elouise Ross Eberly Endowed Professor, Penn State College of Nursing; director, Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence; and editor, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, who will discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on delirium among long-term care residents. She will discuss assessment, prevention and management of this costly and burdensome condition. She will also cover the need to prevent delirium through basic nursing practices of daily mobility, hydration, and sensory enhancement, while emphasizing a non-pharmacological person-centered approach to care.

 See Dr. Fick’s recent article in Health Progress


This webinar is relevant for:

  • Long-term care administrators
  • Long-term care nurses and caregivers



Oct. 13, 2020
1 - 2 p.m. ET (Please adjust accordingly for your time zone)

Registration Fee:

CHA members: FREE
Other registrants: $100


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Donna Fick, Ph.D., GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Elouise Ross Eberly Endowed Professor, Penn State College of Nursing
Director, Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
Editor, Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Dr. Donna Marie Fick, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor at The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing, Elouise Ross Eberly Professor of Nursing and Director of the Penn State Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence. She is a member of the interdisciplinary panel for the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria (AGS) for inappropriate medication use in older adults, and serves on the American Geriatrics Society Board. She has co-chaired the Beers Criteria since 2001. She also serves as an expert faculty member and coach on Creating an Age Friendly Health System Initiative funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and led by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement.

Dr. Fick is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for her work on delirium superimposed on dementia Dr. Fick widely disseminates her work in over 100 publications, national media coverage, national and international presentations, as well as through her work with the John A. Hartford Foundation. Dr. Fick received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Berea College, her master of science in nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati, and her doctorate degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She served as a visiting professor at the Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School from 2013-2014.

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