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Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This activity is directed to physicians who take care of hospitalized children, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants working in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or hospital wards.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Delirium in an adult inpatient.
  • Review antihypertensives for an adult, their major side effects and when to consider holding them.
  • Eplain ways to evaluate an adult with chest pain.

There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations for the podcast associated with this training.

A Note From Dr. Tarchichi:
This series of podcasts were created to keep the busy physician of today informed and up to date on some of the most important diagnoses and issues we face every day in the care of hospitalized children. Please log in, complete a brief quiz, a course evaluation and get your CME credit. Thank you for listening and enjoy.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Rieck KM, Pagali S, Miller DM. Delirium in hospitalized older adults. Hosp Pract (1995). 2020;48(sup1):3–16. doi:10.1080/21548331.2019.1709359
  2. Girard TD, Exline MC, Carson SS, et al. Haloperidol and Ziprasidone for Treatment of Delirium in Critical Illness. N Engl J Med. 2018;379(26):2506–2516. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1808217
  3. Oldham MA, Flanagan NM, Khan A, Boukrina O, Marcantonio ER. Responding to Ten Common Delirium Misconceptions With Best Evidence: An Educational Review for Clinicians. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2018;30(1):51–57. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.17030065
  4. Dunlay SM, Strand JJ. How to discuss goals of care with patients. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2016;26(1):36–43. doi:10.1016/j.tcm.2015.03.018

Tony R. Tarchichi, MD — Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC.) Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Group
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Vignesh Doraiswamy MD — Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine.
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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