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 1.5 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 management 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will provide an overview of personality disorders as they manifest in long term care environments. This session will examine ways to identify residents who exhibit personality disorder traits, as well as ways to manage them or to mitigate their negative impact on both other residents and staff.
Identify residents with personality disorders.
Describe how residents with personality disorders can impact other long term care residents and staff.
List strategies for managing residents with personality disorders.
Discuss appropriate medical/medication management of long term care residents with personality disorders.
Speakers(s): Robert M. Gibson, PhD, JD; Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD
Disclosure(s): Robert M. Gibson, PhD, JD has no financial disclosures to report. Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.
References(s): American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (Revised 4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Vaillant, GE (1992), Ego Mechanisms of Defense: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press.
MD, MPH, CMD,
County of San Diego, Health and Human Services, Edgemoor DP SNF