REDUCING ANTIPSYCHOTICS IN NFS - CORALVILLE

SEMINAR INFORMATION

Loctaion

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
1220 1st Ave.
Coralville, IA


Schedule

August 29, 2018

  8:30 a.m.     Registration OPEN/Continental Breakfast
  9:00 a.m.     Promising Practices for Reducing Antipsychotics
11:45 a.m.     Lunch (Provided)
12:15 p.m.     Patient-Centered Dementia Care and Dealing with Behaviors
  3:00 p.m.     Adjourn



Program Description

Improving the quality of dementia care being delivered and reducing antipsychotic drug use should be a priority in all nursing facilities.  Federal and state regulators have made antipsychotic drug reduction a major survey focal point and it is also an expectation of today’s consumer and family members.

During the morning session discussion will focus on the best practices related to improved dementia care and reducing the use of antipsychotics.  Facilitated by Telligen, who leads the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, attendees will receive assistance on how to develop individualized care plan interventions that will help you decrease drug use while improving the quality of care for residents.

The reduction of antipsychotics starts with knowing how to “deal with” dementia related behaviors and create a positive and “partnering” experience for the person in need of care. The afternoon session will equip nurses with the essential skills and techniques on how to provide patient-centered care to people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  The presentation will also review the latest evidence-based strategies on how to cope with the changes that happen with dementia.

Facilities are encouraged to bring two or more members of your nursing team to this interactive seminar.  Don’t miss this opportunity to improve quality of care and reduce your risk for regulatory sanctions!