Webinar - The Role of the ANP Caring for the Geriatric Hip Fracture Patient Population at Risk for Delirium

Broadcast On

Thursday, July 7, 2022

2:00 pm CST 


  • Nicole Smith ARNP DNP


Target Audience: Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses and PA’s who care for orthopaedic patient populations where there is risk for delirium.

Category/Sub-Category: Complications, Safety, Vulnerable populations, Best practices

Learner Outcome

1. Utilize and adopt proven evidence-based interventions to assess risk, prevent, and/or treatment protocols for delirium in the geriatric hip fracture patient.                       


Geriatric hip fractures continue to rise in the U.S. with estimates up to 400,000 per year over the next decade. The financial burden is estimated to reach US$62 billion by 2040. Postoperative delirium in the geriatric hip fracture patient population represents significant morbidity, mortality, and financial burden to patients and the healthcare system. The purpose of this webinar is to describe the risk factors for delirium, propose a standardized approach to the identification of delirium during hospitalization, suggest evidence-based treatment and a multi-disciplinary team approach for this debilitating complication.  Prevention, screening, and early treatment of delirium in the geriatric hip fracture patient population is a top priority of the orthopedic team. Utilizing the CAM assessment routinely and relying on a multidisciplinary team are aspects of this proposal that have been shown in the literature to improved outcomes in delirious geriatric patients. Aggressive education, standardized early recovery protocols, and prevention of complications are paramount to tackling the dire sequela that patients suffer from following a fragility hip fracture. The methods described in this webinar are supported by best evidence practice to do just that.


Education Outcome: At least 50% of participants will report that the session provided information that would cause change(s) in the clinical setting and/or professional environment.


1.25 Category A Contact Hours


Conflict of Interest:  No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.


Fee: Premium members can attend this live webinar for free. There is a $35 cost for student members, general members, retired members, and non-members to attend this webinar.


Contact Hours for this webinar will expire by July 7, 2024.


Instructions: After the webinar, the participant will complete the evaluation and post-test in the Online Education Center. Once the evaluation and post-tests are completed, the participant will be able to access the certificate.

To gain the continuing professional development contact hours offered for this webinar, the participant must view the entire webinar, complete an online post-test, and online evaluation. Only after these requirements are completed will a certificate will be issued.


Contact hours are available for all 2022 Member Benefit Webinars in either the live event or the recorded viewing.


The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Group Viewing

To view the webinar as a group, all members of your group must be registered through the NAON website at the "Register Online" link above. Each person in the group must pay the applicable rate, if it applies. A participant list does not need to be submitted to NAON as all participants who register at the link above will have access to the evaluation.


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We will be using Zoom for this live webinar. To ensure that your system meets all requirements needed to use Zoom, visit the Zoom site and scan your system. Click here to run a system check on your computer.


If you have any questions, please call NAON at 800.289.6266 or e-mail naon@orthonurse.org.

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