On Demand Grand Rounds: Management of Agitation in Patients
CZARINA SANTOS-BORJA, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE
This presentation was originally reviewed on September 19, 2020, and broadcast live online on September 16, 2020, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET.
The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.
Although agitation is a common complication of dementia, it is a complex problem, which is poorly understood. One factor making it difficult to evaluate is the patient’s inability to communicate how they are feeling clearly. A model of agitation that accounts for neurochemical, interpersonal, and environmental factors can alleviate suffering in patients and caregivers. This lecture will focus on identifying the most common and important factors to identify and evaluate in a patient with dementia when creating a treatment plan
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify common causes of agitation.
2. Evaluate medications that are appropriate for the treatment of delirium.
3. Discuss the role of non-pharmacologic interventions in the treatment of agitation in demented elderly patients.
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About The Speaker
Dr. Louis J. Marino is the medical director of the geriatric service line at Sheppard Pratt. Prior to joining Sheppard Pratt, he served as chief of geriatric services at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI. Dr. Marino completed his residency and fellowship at University Health Center of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. He earned his MD at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Marino is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; he is past president of the Rhode Island Psychiatric Society. He serves as a reviewer for Neurology, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, American Journal of Medical Genetics, and the Journal of Gerontology and Biological Sciences.
Dr. Marino is board certified in both general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.
Although agitation is a common complication of dementia, it is a complex problem, which is poorly understood. One factor making it difficult to evaluate is the patient’s inability to communicate how they are feeling clearly. A model of agitation that accounts for neurochemical, interpersonal, and environmental factors can alleviate suffering in patients and caregivers. This lecture will focus on identifying the most common and important factors to identify and evaluate in a patient with dementia when creating a treatment plan.
Louis J. Marino, MD, reports having grant support as a principle investigator for US World Meds, during the past 12 months. She will not discuss products, services or off label uses in this presentation.
Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Briana Riemer, MD, Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN, Bruce Boxer, PhD, MBA, MA, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, MCHES, CPHQ, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Heather Billings, RN, and Jennifer Tornabene.
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Wednesday Lecture Series: Management of Agitation in Patients
Louis J. Marino, Jr., MD
Medical Director, Geriatric Services
Originally reviewed September 19, 2020.
Originally broadcast live September 16, 2020, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
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