Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Three cases will be presented, and an update and review of the associated topics will be followed by group discussion. The first case will discuss an admission of a resident with a primary chronic and severe psychiatric diagnosis, e.g. Schizophrenia. The second case will be one of dementia with neuropsychiatric symptoms. Finally, a resident with a complicated mixture of depression and anxiety will be presented. The session will introduce MDS 3.0 as it relates to psychiatric diagnoses.
Describe how the changes between MDS 2.0 and 3.0 foster the use of standardized instruments to quantify psychiatric symptomatology, which can prove helpful in making treatment decisions.
Discuss which circumstances should prompt you to ask for psychiatric consultation when managing a resident in long term care with a psychiatric illness.
Review the evidence base for both nonpharmacological and pharmacological management of dementia with neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Demonstrate comfort in recognition and management of overlap syndromes between depression and anxiety.
Speakers(s): Jay S. Luxenberg, MD; Lori Bright-Long, MD, CMD; Miodrag Ristich, MD, CMD; Ladislov Volicer, MD, PhD; Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD; Leo Borrell, MD; Edward S. Warren, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Miodrag Ristich, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Ladislov Volicer, MD, PhD has no financial disclosures to report.