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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 clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will discuss details on two successful approaches to engage staff in ways to decrease inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications and optimize function and physical activity among long-term care residents with dementia. These include: 1) use of AMDA’s Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Assessment tool; and 2) implementation of a function and behavior focused approach to care. In addition to theoretical background and discussion of beneficial outcomes, implementation materials and steps for how to integrate these care practices and quality improvement initiatives into real world settings will be provided to participants.
Recognize that merely because a deficiency was cited by surveyors does not mean that it (they), in fact, exists.
Demonstrate that quality care was rendered, rather than care constituting a deficient practice, and thereby reduce or eliminate liability.
Describe the process by which contested deficiencies may be successfully challenged through a combination of IDR, IIDR and appeals to HHS Departmental Appeals Board.
Utilize the fact that CMS can – and often is convinced that negative clinical outcomes do not necessarily suggest inadequate care.
Appreciate the fact that personal injury lawyers often rely on the CMS Statement of Deficiencies as “evidence” of negligence.
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP; Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP; Kelly Wolfe, DNP, CRNP
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