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Category Archives: Antipsychotic Medications

Navigating the 2014 Advancing Excellence Website – Free Webinar

July 9, 2014:  Advancing Excellence has a new website.  While the new site contains all the information from the old site, things have moved.  Join the webinar for a cruise around the website, including:

  • Logging in
  • Downloading the data collection tools
  • Looking at the resources
  • Uploading aggregate data to the AE website
  • Viewing your progress
  • Signing up for the newsletter, viewing the calendars, etc.

Plenty of time will be available for questions and answers.  To learn more, please visit www.nhqualitycampaign.org.

Dementia Beyond Disease – Conversations with Carmen

Dementia Beyond Disease

May 16, 2014:  Conversations with Carmen

Guest: Al Power, MD, Board-certified Geriatrician, Eden Educator, Author of Dementia beyond Drugs and Dementia beyond Disease.  To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.

Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory

Special Free Screening Coming to a Theatre Near You!

You are invited to attend a free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to restore some neurological function and quality of life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.

June 11, 2014 – St. Louis (Des Peres 14)
June 12, 2014 – Lake Ozark (Eagles’ Landing 8)
June 13, 2014 – Bethany (BigTime Cinema) 

Stay after the film for a live question & answer session with Dan Cohen, MSW, founding Executive Director of Music & Memory.

Discover the power of music. Do not miss this truly inspirational and heart-warming film!

Advanced registration is not required.

  • FREE Nursing Home Administrator 2.0 Patient Care CEUs
  • FREE Social Worker 2.0 CEUs
  • FREE Activity Professionals 2.0 CEUs

Please view the flyer here: Alive Inside – A Story of Music and Memory June 2014

This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter, the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5), and Primaris.  Read more about this event in New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2014!

New Generations Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2014

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.

24th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference

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/.

Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes: A Team Approach – Webinar

April 30, 2014:   Speaker:  Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD

Objectives:

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.

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Tip #7

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.