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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