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HQIC Community of Practice Call | Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults: Prevention and Recognition

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Delirium is a medical emergency and one of the most common complications of hospitalized patients 65 and older. Unfortunately, delirium is unrecognized in approximately 60 percent of cases, and is associated with increased mortality, falls, pressure injuries, other serious morbidities, readmissions, emergency department visits and high health care and societal costs. The good news is that delirium is preventable in 30 to 40 percent of cases. In this HQIC Community of Practice Call, recorded on March 10, 2022, Telligen and the Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) community as we review the importance of recognizing and diagnosing delirium, and nonpharmacologic team-based prevention interventions using the 4Ms of Age Friendly care. Telligen is pleased to have Christine LaRocca, MD, present during this call. She will share successful strategies to prevent and detect delirium in the hospitalized, non-ICU patient, as well as discuss the connection between delirium and adverse events such as falls, adverse drug events and readmissions.

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Health Care Providers

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


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Presented By

Christine LaRocca, MD
Speaker Bio

Dr. LaRocca is a board-certified, fellowship-trained geriatric medicine physician and medical director for Telligen with over 20 years of experience supporting federal contracts directed at improving and evaluating healthcare quality, access, value and equity for people with Medicare.