Dementia, Delirium, and Post Intensive Syndrome: Understanding Best Practices and Knowing the Differences

This course is discounted for NOTA members.

Dementia, Delirium, and Post Intensive Syndrome: Understanding Best Practices and Knowing the Differences

$45 ($30 for NOTA Members)
1.75 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.

If you need assistance or accommodations, please contact us at
Drag to resize

As an occupational therapy practitioner working with older adults, understanding the differences between dementia, delirium, and post-intensive syndrome can be rather confusing. How does a clinician know how to help their patient who has delirium or dementia or both? In this presentation, occupational therapy practitioners will gain an understanding of the clinical presentation of delirium that leads to post-intensive syndrome as well as the similarities and differences between delirium and dementia. This knowledge will assist the occupational therapy practitioner in evaluation, intervention, and discharge planning in the ICU and post-acute settings.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by: Nicole Chipy-Hammack EdD, OTR/L, CLT & Andrea Gonzalez Saavedra, OTR/L
Drag to resize
Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Define and differentiate between dementia, delirium, and Post-Intensive Syndrome (PICS)
  • Utilize evidence-based assessments for delirium in the ICU
  • Utilize nonpharmacologic interventions in treatment and prevention of delirium
  • Create a plan of care when provided with a case study based on knowledge of dementia, delirium, and PICS
Instructor bio
Instructor Name
NOTA Guest Instructor

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque at dolor in felis molestie molestie. Aenean sit amet est cursus, scelerisque elit at, lacinia turpis. Morbi iaculis nibh massa, sit amet euismod ligula bibendum at. Morbi augue tellus, vestibulum ut arcu eu, placerat feugiat magna. Mauris mattis condimentum diam, ultrices tristique velit fringilla eu. Phasellus neque nisi, sodales eu rutrum at, porta sed neque. Donec hendrerit gravida augue, eget auctor felis placerat vel. Nam sit amet aliquet sem. 

Completion Requirements
Drag to resize
In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or NOTA membership log in for course enrollment
  • Review the videos for the full duration
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

Logo for Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Inc. with Letters NOTA and the 'O" a half circle blue and green graphic
This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is discounted for NOTA members.