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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


B25 - Approach to the Management of Smoking and Other Vices in Long Term Care


Mar 6, 2009 3:30pm ‐ Mar 6, 2009 5:00pm

Standard: $24.00

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AMDCP Credit Designation:

This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presenter(s): Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH,CMD; Robert Gibson, PhD, JD

Disclosure(s):
All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Session Description:
This session examines ways to approach the management of smoking and other addictions in the long term care setting. As a person moves into a congregate living environment, many behaviors they engaged in while at home may become quite problematic in a 'homelike,' but institutional setting. Additionally, with cognitive decline the dangerousness of certain vices may increase, and/or affect others with whom living space is shared.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify behaviors which may be considered unwelcome 'vices' in thelong term care community and use a systematic method to address theseissues
  • Recognize the role of decision-making capacity in the expression ofrights and p
  • References
  • Develop a framework for policy and procedure development for issuessurrounding sexuality, smoking, alcohol and contraband in the long termcare setting

References:
Center for Practical Bioethics: Considerations Regarding the Needs of Long-Term Care Residents for Intimate Relationships and Sexual Activity, 2006
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging:Audio Conference Series, Establishing a Non-Smoking Environment in YourCommunity: What You Need to Know! January 31, 2007.
42 CFR 483.10, 42 CFR 483.15(a) and (b), 22 CCR Sec. 72527

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