Delirium: Practical approaches to better management 

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Speaker: Charles Lew, MD, Director of Geriatric Evaluation Program and Geriatric Inpatient Consultation, Geriatric and Extended Care Service, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Date: April 8th, 2024 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (MST)

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Bio:  Dr. Lew is the director of the Geriatric Evaluation Program and Inpatient Geriatric Consultation Program at the Southern Arizona Healthcare Systems (SAVAHCS). He also serves as the Life-Sustaining Treatment Committee chair. He is involved with trainee education as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Arizona. Dr. Lew completed his family medicine residency at the Brooklyn Hospital and a geriatric fellowship training at Duke University. He is a clinician educator and a researcher. His current focus is developing an implementation system for healthcare organizations to efficiently and effectively apply the Age-Friendly Care for older adults through digital health and education. Dr. Lew is currently leading a perioperative optimization program with orthopedic surgery and Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment implementation for the GeriPACT at SAVAHCS in Tucson. He is also steering a healthcare-wide advanced care planning enhancement in SAVAHCS through patient and clinician digital educational platforms.


At the end of this session, you should be able to...
• Know what characterize delirium and diagnose delirium
• Recognize Pathogenesis of delirium
• Identify risk factors of delirium
• Recognize treatment strategies for delirium
• Know what resources are available for the delirium management


Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement(s):

All faculty, CME planning committee members, and the CME office reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

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