AHCA/NCAL Two Part Webinar Recorded on October 27 and November 6, 2014 - Now Available!

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

Two Part Webinar recorded on October 27, and November 6, 2014 – now available!

Antipsychotic Management & Reduction Two Part Webinar Series – Part I

Title:
Overview of AHCA Clinical Considerations of Antipsychotic Management Toolkit

Presenters
:
Cathy Lipton, Medical Director, Evercare
Holly Harmon, Sr. Director Clinical Services, AHCA
Anna Fisher, Hillcrest Health Services

Recording Archive Link- http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=14878

Session Description:
The use of antipsychotic medications is an important topic in healthcare.  Antipsychotic medications may be beneficial and may also carry substantial risks.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have implemented new measures, and long term care providers must show efforts to reduce antipsychotic medication use.  In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of the AHCA Clinical Considerations of Antipsychotic Management Toolkit and how it can assist long term care providers in reducing antipsychotic medication use.

Learning Objectives
:

  • Summarize recent regulatory changes and national efforts to reduce antipsychotic use.
  • Understand the key components of the Clinical Considerations of Antipsychotic Management Toolkit and how to encourage use of tools to yield optimal outcomes.
  • Identify a systematic approach for using processes and documents in the Antipsychotic Management Toolkit to manage and/or reduce antipsychotic medication use.

 

Antipsychotic Management & Reduction Two Part Webinar Series – Part II

Title:
Practical Application & Strategies: AHCA/NCAL Antipsychotic Management Toolkit

Presenters:
Steve Levenson, AMDA
Morgan Hinkley, Administrator, Park View Health Center
Kathy Owens, Signature Healthcare

Recording Archive Link- http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=14879

Session Description: 
A comprehensive process must be followed to determine if the use of antipsychotic medication is appropriate.   A disciplined approach including proper assessment and non-pharmacological management strategies is important to prevent unnecessary antipsychotic use.  In this webinar, the presenters will describe practical strategies and application to behavioral management, which can be guided by use of the AHCA Clinical Considerations of Antipsychotic Management Toolkit.

Learning Objectives
:

  • Review Components of AHCA NCAL Antipsychotic Tool Kit
  • Discuss Nursing Process Approach to Gradual Dose Reduction (GDR) for Antipsychotic Medications
  • Review Recommended Guidelines for Approaching a GDR for Antipsychotic Medications
  • State Steps for Process for Approaching Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
  • Identify Tools for Monitoring Trends in Use of Antipsychotic Medications


Adrienne Riaz-Khan
Professional Development and Meetings Coordinator
American Health Care Association
202-898-6332
ariaz-khan@ahca.org



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