Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Delirium is a common hospital complication associated with serious outcomes including high mortality. Often under-recognized is the strong association with
delirium and falls. Studies have shown that non-pharmacologic delirium reduction programs can cut fall rates approximately in half.
· Recognize the strength of association between delirium and falls
· Discuss diagnosis and treatment of delirium
· Recognize the impact delirium reduction programs have on fall rates
· Review successful models of delirium reduction programs and their impact on fall