• Seminar on Use of Anti-Psychotics in Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Aug 23, 2012

    You are invited to attend a one-hour WebEx seminar that will cover the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Post- Acute and Long-Term Care.

    The seminar is Friday, September 7,
    2012 at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. EST. Log-In information is below.

    At the end of the seminar participants will be able to:
    1. Recognize that anti-psychotic medications increase the risk of death in older patients.
    2. List diagnoses of major mental illness which are acceptable for prescribing anti-psychotic medications in LTC facilities.
    3. List non-pharmacological interventions that may reduce (or resolve) psychotic and/or agitated behaviors in demented elderly patients
    4. Define an “unnecessary medication” according to guidelines used by state surveyors of nursing facilities.
    5. Define Gradual Dose Reduction (GDR) and enumerate the federally mandated schedule for GDR with anti-psychotic medications, sleeping medications, and anti-depressants.
    6. Describe the role of the physician as part of the LTC Team in following federal regulations.

    Continuing Education Credit information:
    For SNF staff:
    This seminar has been registered with ANCC for up to 2.0 nursing CE contact hours. The Activity Number is # 12-02-08 and earns individuals completing the program 2.0 contact hours. Currently one date is registered:
    September 7, 2012.

    For SNF attendings and medical directors:
    This seminar has been approved for up to one credit toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long-Term Care (CMD). One credit has been designated as a live clinical hour. The AMDA CMD program is administered by the American Medical Directors Certification Program. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

    To obtain your certificate for continuing education credits:
    1. Print and complete the following Evaluation and Certificate Request  forms.
    2. Send the completed forms to Kersten Farah via fax at 502-596-4095 OR via regular mail at Kindred Healthcare, Attn: Kersten Farah, 680 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202.


    Call-in Number for ALL of the Calls:
    1.877.860.7305 (US)
    Conference Code: 765 953 2
    Meeting Password: Pharmacy

    Friday, September 7, 2012, at: 10:30 a.m. (EST)
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    1:30 p.m. (EST)
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    3:30 p.m. (EST)
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