Feb 23, 2022
Dr. Kim Nordstrom, a practicing emergency psychiatrist and associate professor with the University of Colorado, discusses various work-up models alongside valuable bedside tools for elderly patients with acute psychosis. In this podcast, she explores the methods to differentiate primary psychiatric psychosis from medically mediated psychosis in the elderly using an empirical bedside tool. Furthermore, Dr. Nordstrom educates our listeners on the treatment modalities available and currently recommended for new psychosis in the elderly.
ADEPT Tool: https://www.acep.org/patient-care/adept
DTS Tool: http://eddelirium.org/delirium-assessment/dts-calculator/
BCAM Tool: http://eddelirium.org/delirium-assessment/bcam-calculator/
Source: Shenvi C, Kennedy M, et al. Managing delirium and agitation in the older emergency department patient: The ADEPT Tool. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Feb; 75(2): 136–145.