Live Webinar: Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics Among Post-Acute and Long Term Care Residents: How to Make It Happen
Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern
Speaker: Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP
While staff in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) are familiar with the policies to reduce the inappropriate use of antipsychotics, they are often unfamiliar with overcoming challenges associated with gradual risk reduction. This webinar will discuss those challenges, as well as the steps to take to minimize those challenges and successfully reduce antipsychotic use.
Antipsychotic dose reduction in PA/LTC settings has become a priority due to risks associated with their use and national policy initiatives. Clinicians in PA/LTC often face challenges associated with gradual dose reduction of antipsychotics. This session will describe the efficacy and risks associated with antipsychotic use among older adults and will also discuss a 5 step quality improvement process focused on reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotics in PA/LTC settings. Assessment tools, educational resources, documentation requirements, and strategies to overcome common barriers and motivate your staff will be discussed.
- Describe the efficacy and risks associated with antipsychotic medication use among PA/LTC residents.
- Identify common challenges associated with gradual dose reduction of antipsychotics in the PA/LTC setting.
- Discuss a quality improvement process that can be utilized by the interdisciplinary team to reduce the inappropriate use of antipsychotics among older adults in PA/LTC.
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. The Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CMD Credit Statement
This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.5 clinical hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.
Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner that specializes in the medical and neuropsychiatric care of older adults. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, where she teaches in the Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program and maintains an active clinical practice in dementia symptom management. Dr. Galik is externally funded and conducts research to test the impact of interventions designed to optimize physical function, physical activity, mood and behavior of long-term care residents with dementia. She frequently presents at national conferences, has authored peer reviewed articles and book chapters on dementia, and has served as an expert advisor to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s national initiative to improve behavioral health among nursing home residents with dementia.
All members of the education and online education committees have no financial relationships to disclose. The speaker has no financial relationships to disclose.