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 Internet Enduring Material 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 management3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) formed a task force charged with improving dementia care by delivering “person-centered, individualized interventions for behavioral health in nursing homes.” Medical directors, long-term care providers, directors of nursing, and consultant pharmacists have been tasked with identifying non-pharmacologic dementia care strategies across disciplines at all levels of patient care with the hope of reducing unnecessary antipsychotic medication use. The purpose of this session is to help audience members deconstruct and reduce resistance to care by developing key skills and demonstrating specific effective interventions that clinicians may practice and use immediately when behavioral challenges occur. Teepa Snow, OT, MS, a nationally recognized dementia care and dementia education specialist, and her colleagues will introduce an approach to help people with dementia during interactions with clinicians and caregivers.
Discuss common causes for refusals and resistance to care assistance based on level of dementia and brain changes, personal history and preferences, and caregiver approach and behavior.
Demonstrate key verbal and physical care skills that can improve initial interactions.
Describe simple changes in task demands and environments based on individual backgrounds and preferences that overcome behavior challenges and positively impact care outcomes.
Compare the use of a structured problem solving approach to dementia care and use of caregiver skills and knowledge to traditional caregiver behaviors that includes use of medications to manage resident behavior challenges.
Speaker(s): Peg Chabala; Beth A. Nolan, PhD; Teepa Snow, OT, MS; Rollin M. Wright, MD, MPH, MS
Reference(s): Bonner A, January 31, 2013. Improving Dementia Care and Reducing Unnecessary Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes, a CMS Dementia-Care-presentation, retrieved July 15, 2013 from http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/Downloads/2013-01-31-Dementia-Care-presentation.pdf.
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