Learn the correct screening technique, appropriate screening tools and some of the ethical considerations we must be aware of when screening cognition.
Cognition is a combination of processes in the brain that involve almost every aspect of life. It includes thinking, memory, language, judgment, and the ability to learn new things.
As health professionals we frequently perform cognitive screening but few of us have had updated training on these skills. During this webinar our panel of clinicians will use a case study to discuss correct screening technique, the most appropriate screening tools and some of the ethical considerations we must be aware of when screening cognition.
We will also look at differing responses we might note when dementia, delirium or depression affect cognition.
- Improve technique in the use of the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
- Name situations where the MMSE may not the most appropriate screening tool.
- Describe the ethical considerations that relate to the cognitive screening of your patients.