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 1.0 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 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will provide a brief overview of the A-B-C model to managing challenging behaviors of residents and then introduce clinical and educational tools for use by the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and quality assurance and improvement initiatives in nursing facilities; especially as related to the recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) focus on the reduction in antipsychotic use in nursing facilities and the newly CMS public reported quality measure on their use.
Describe the A-B-C model for the assessment and management of challenging behaviors related to dementia.
Introduce to the interdisciplinary team at their nursing facilities several tools that can be used for the recognition, assessment, treatment and monitoring of challenging behaviors manifested by residents with/without dementia.
Judiciously balance the nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions in managing residents with challenging behaviors and psychological symptoms.
Speaker(s): Peter Winn, MD, CMD; Alan Davis, PhD, PharmD
Disclosure(s): Dr. Davis - The Consultant Pharmacist - Editorial Board; Pharmedicor, LLC - Consultant/Owner
Reference(s): OIG Report,Medicare Antipsychotic Drug Claims for Elderly Nursing Home Residents, May 2011. CMS Nursing Home Initiative on Behavioural Health and Antipsychotic Medication Reduction, 2012
Professor, Department of FamilyMedicine,
University of Oklahoma