Stephanie RogersAssistant Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Dr. Stephanie E. Rogers is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics. Her academic focus is on geriatric program building particularly in the area of making hospitalizations and transitions safer for older adults. She is currently working with health system leaders to design and make UCSF an Age-Friendly Health System. She is the medical director of the UCSF Delirium Reduction Campaign which is transforming the way the hospital assesses risk for, prevents and treats delirium in the inpatient setting. She is also the medical director of the Hip Fracture Geriatrics-Orthopedics Co-management service as well as the UCSF Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit.
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