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Table 1 Overview of the Different Modules Within the Delirium E-learning Tool

From: The effect of an interactive delirium e-learning tool on healthcare workers’ delirium recognition, knowledge and strain in caring for delirious patients: a pilot pre-test/post-test study

Module Themes
1 Occurrence and consequences ❖ Introduction ❖ Occurrence ❖ Consequences
2 Clinical presentation ❖ Introduction ❖ Features of delirium ❖ Motoric subtypes
3 Exercises in delirium recognition ❖ Introduction ❖ Exercises in delirium recognition
4 Differences between delirium, dementia and depression ❖ Introduction ❖ Differentiation between the three D’s ❖ Exercises
5 Predisposing and precipitating risk factors ❖ Introduction ❖ Multifactorial risk model ❖ Exercises
6 Screening for delirium ❖ Introduction ❖ Screening instruments     - Delirium Observation Screening Scale and its use (video)     - Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) – CAM-ICU       o Mini-Mental State Examination and its use (video)       o Attention tests and its use (video) ❖ Systematic screening ❖ Exercises
7 Prevention of delirium ❖ Introduction ❖ Screening patients at risk & prevention strategies ❖ Early detection
8 Treatment of delirium ❖ Introduction ❖ Identification causes ❖ Treatment of delirium caused by alcohol or benzodiazepines withdrawal ❖ Treatment of delirium caused by other factors ❖ How to deal with aggressive patients
9 Family and relatives ❖ Introduction ❖ Experiences family members/how to support ❖ Experiences patients/how to support
10 Overall roadmap/algorithm ❖ Introduction ❖ Flowchart management risk patients and management delirium
11 Case study ‘Ants in the tea” ❖ Introduction ❖ Case study ‘Ants in the tea’     - Case history     - Patient anamnesis/ delirium detection  in the hospital     - Family anamnesis     - Identification of causes     - Treatment     - Evaluation