Caring for Patients with Special Needs: Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive impairment can be caused by a variety of conditions, commonly Alzheimer's Disease, multi-infarct dementia, and post-traumatic brain injury. This program describes how symptomatic conditions such as impaired awareness, memory, mood, and judgment affect providing care. Specific strategies for providing care to patients with dementia are demonstrated in an acute care setting, and the assessment of critical areas is discussed, including: communication, patient comfort, daily caregiving issues, discharge planning and follow up.


1. Define cognition and cognitive functions.
2. Recognize cognitive impairment.
3. Know the causes of cognitive impairment ( Alzheimers disease, multi-infarct dementia, traumatic brain injury).
4. Know the effects of cognitive impairment on daily functions.
5. Know the impact of hospitalization on the cognitively impaired patient.
6. Be able to assess patient on admission.
7. Know nursing interventions for patients with cognitive impairment.
8. Be able to provide a safe and comforting environment by: preserving the patients functional status; preserving patient autonomy and sense of self-worth; and providing education for follow up needs.

Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP026
Media: DVD
Year: 2011
Duration: 22:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Special Interest
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