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 will introduce attendees to a novel program at the San Francisco VA Community Living Center/ Skilled Nursing Facility which provides integrated mental health care to residents with psychiatric and medical comorbidities. This session will review the conception and development of the program as well as its current components, with a focus on the trans-disciplinary nature of the team. Members of the team (MD, Psych CNS, SW and RT) will present a case which demonstrates programmatic goals of improved patient functioning and quality of life as well as decreased staff burnout. Time will be available at the end of the session for these same members to field questions from the audience regarding their own challenging patients.
Recognize residents in your facility that could benefit from a trans-disciplinary approach to medical and mental health care.
Identify the successful components of a trans-disciplinary team and program for residents with psychiatric and medical co-morbidities.
Articulate trans-disciplinary goals and treatment modalities for residents with psychiatric and medical-comorbidities.
Describe how community re-integration outings can benefit residents as well as staff.
Speaker(s): Laura J. Collins, MD; Lynn Martin, RN, MS, CNS; Anne French, LCSW; Cindy Chan, RTC, CTRS
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