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 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 is designed to build on last year’s popular session by the same presenters, further familiarizing long-term care physicians and medical directors with the processes involved in the provision of LTC expert consultation and testimony. Attendees will be given a brief review of the litigation process, including burdens of proof, typical strategies and the actual trial process. The presenters will then present cases drawn from their extensive experience as expert consultants in LTC litigation that are demonstrative of the wide variety of issues and situations that the expert may be called upon to render an opinion. In the course of the case presentations, the process of review and testimony in a plaintiff’s case, a defense case, and other types of issues such as competency and capacity determinations will be discussed. The presenters will also discuss the opportunity the consultant often has to provide an attorney with advice about correcting deficient processes or policies that are uncovered during review.
Use the best available evidence to determine when an antipsychotic is most appropriate in a person experiencing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Apply non-drug strategies to manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Discuss the risks and benefits of antipsychotics with patients and families using shared decision-making tools.
Use the IA-ADAPT resources to aid in clinical decisions, teach others, and share the IA-ADAPT toolkit as a resource for self-instruction.
Speaker(s): Randall D. Huss, MD, CMD; David A. Smith, MD, CMD; Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD