This session covers mental health issues in long term care including: psychotropic medications use and management; differential diagnosis of psychotic disorders in a case-based presentation, and evaluation and management of complex and challenging behaviors in long term care patients using clinical vignettes. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions will be discussed.
Examine FTAG 329 regulations and documentation requirements; interpret public policy and regulatory initiatives impacting medical directors and attending physicians roles
Explain the differential diagnosis of psychotic disorders in older adults and the use of pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for psychotic disorders
Discuss evaluation and management of complex and challenging behaviors in long term care patients using clinical vignettes (sexual aggression, refractory severe aggression, etc)