As a manager on a medical surgical unit, part of the job responsibility includes chart audits.
A trend noted during the most recent audit was the overuse of the term “dementia.” The nurse manager notes that there may be a lack of understanding between the types dementia as related to neurological diseases.
The nurse manager developed a survey to evaluate the staff’s understanding of the different types of dementia. As a result of the survey, you have been asked to create a PowerPoint presentation to increase the nurse’s awareness of the types of dementia a presentation was created.
Choose one of the following topics for a focused presentation:
o Vascular Dementia
The presentation should include the following:
o Etiology & incidence
o Health promotion and maintenance
o History/Risk factors
o Physical signs and symptoms
o Changes in cognition
o Changes in behavior & personality
o Changes in self-management skills
o Diagnostics: laboratory and imaging assessment
o Planning and implementation
o Interprofessional Collaborative Care
o Psychosocial integrity
o Safety considerations
Using Ignatavicius and one additional resource, develop a presentation to enhance the nurses’ knowledge of the differences between types of dementia and delirium. Be sure to document your source(s) in your presentation.