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Improving Dementia Care and Reducing Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes


Purpose:

The Survey and Certification Group has developed two mandatory surveyor training programs related to surveying for care of persons with dementia and unnecessary medication use in long term care facilities. Content includes:

  1. How to identify whether an individualized, person-centered approach was implemented for a resident with dementia
  2. How to identify that a systematic process is in place and has been followed for persons with dementia in the facility
  3. How to evaluate the role of the consultant pharmacist, physician/NP/PA, medical director, direct care staff, family and other members of the interdisciplinary care team
  4. Other associated tags related to care of persons with dementia and unnecessary medication use.

The third installment of the training addresses how to cite severity and scope and other aspects of deficiency citations in more detail, based on new guidance at F309, Care of Residents with Dementia, and revised guidance at F329.

Course Name

Activity Code

Overview of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Homes

This program provides background information on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and survey basics related to care of person with dementia and unnecessary medications.

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Surveying for Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Homes

This program is an interactive self-study with video clips that walks through portions of an actual nursing home survey.

If you have trouble viewing the videos in this course, a lower resolution version is also available from the following link: Surveying for Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Homes (Low Resolution)

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Severity & Scope Guidance - Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Homes

This training will address how to cite severity and scope and other aspects of deficiency citations in more detail, based on new guidance at F309, Care of Residents with Dementia, and revised guidance at F329.

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