The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2014.
A complimentary color copy will be distributed via regular mail to each licensed home in Missouri. The spring issue is now available on the Department’s website, along with an archive of previous issues. Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.
August 15 – 16, 2014: Holiday Inn Select Executive Center – Columbia, Mo.
The Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference is the premiere Midwest conference dedicated to improving care for the frail elderly. This inter-professional meeting advances care for older patients in clinical, hospital, nursing home, and end-of-life settings. Since 1991, this annual event has provided state-of-the-art information on medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change for physicians, nurses, social workers, state surveyors, nursing home administrators, attorneys, pharmacists, and other professionals. To learn more, please visit http://medicine.missouri.edu/cfe/.
April 30, 2014: Speaker: Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD
1. Discuss recent regulatory changes regarding antipsychotic prescribing.
2. Review recent national efforts to decrease antipsychotic use.
3. Compare the role of various team members in ensuring appropriate antipsychotic use.
4. Recognize the elements of an effective gradual dose reduction program.
To learn more about this webinar, please visit Primaris at http://primaris.org/calendar/reducing-antipsychotic-use-in-nursing-homes-a-team-approach, or view the flyer here: Reducing Antipsychotic Use April 30, 2014.
Cat Without a Tail
Do you see a TIGER in your percentages when you expect a KITTEN? Are unexpected names on your Quality Measure (QM) Report for antipsychotic drug usage? Even the “appropriate” diagnosis of Schizophrenia will trigger the measure if not correctly reported. Schizophrenia, Tourette’s, and Huntington’s are the three accepted diagnoses for the use of an antipsychotic. Report these on the pre-printed section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Resident Assessment by checking I6000 for Schizophrenia, I5350 for Tourette’s Syndrome, and/or I5250 for Huntington’s Disease. In I8000 Additional active diagnoses, you may manually input “Schizophrenia with a tail.” One example is “Schizophrenia with Psychosis.” Please view CAT Tip #7 here: CAT_Tip_7. View more tips at http://primaris.org/tool. The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.
Hearing the Voice of Persons Living with Dementia
April 18, 2014: Conversations with Carmen… A Monthly Webinar
Guest: Megan Hannan, MS, Action Pact Consultant, Developer of PersonFirst®, author of Becoming Who They Were. To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.
March 21, 2014: Conversations with Carmen
Guest: Dan Cohen, MSW, Founder and Executive Director of Music & Memory
Rooted in neuroscience research, the results are described as “nothing short of miraculous” and certainly contribute to efforts to reduce anti-psychotics. To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar or click here to register.
“Help, help, help, help, help.” The repetition of a word or question is likely a cry for comfort and security. Learn ways to make a connection with those who have dementia. View Tip #6 here: CAT Tip #6, or visit http://primaris.org/tool/changing-antipsychotic-thinking-cat-calls.
View more tips at http://primaris.org/tool. The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.