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Medication Best Practices in ALFs

 

A four-part webinar series

developed by the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Gerontology in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services
for professional caregivers working in Adult Day Care settings.

OBJECTIVES

 

At the end of this training, participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Participants will learn more about:
    • Strategies to prevent medication-related problems
    • Healthcare providers’ role as partners in maintaining and improving medication safety
    • Resources for improving medication safety in ALFS
    • Psychotropic medications and why they are used.
    • The warnings concerning antipsychotic use, especially in persons living with dementia.
    • Antipsychotics as part of a comprehensive care plan for persons with diagnosed mental illness.
    • Behaviors and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) as communication efforts
    • Underlying causes of people’s behaviors
    • The impact of approaches/attitudes when responding to residents’ needs
    • Person-centered, non-pharma techniques for responding to residents’ needs

Part I

Live webinar recorded November 16, 2018, 2:00-3:30PM Eastern Time.  

Click here to review PART I’s recording and materials.

PAYMENT/REGISTRATION

To register and pay by credit card, click here.
Cost: $15 per person

 

 

CERTIFICATES

Certificates will be available upon attending Part I, reviewing online Parts II, III, IV and passing a quiz on the four-part series.

Review additional information in the FAQ to the right.

 

PART I

RECORDINGS

Session Recording

SLIDES

ALF APM webinar 1 - Final - November 16

Have a question for our panelists?

RESOURCES/HANDOUTS

The handouts below can be downloaded by clicking on “View in Full Screen” and then clicking again on the download icon (illustrated below).

ALF APM webinar 1 - Final - notes

 

APM webinar 1 handout_corrected 2018 Regs_FINAL

PART II

LEARN

(as suggested on slide 33)

FLASH CARDS

(as suggested on slide 33)

PART III

Have a question for our panelists?

RERSOURCES/HANDOUTS

ALF APM Webinar 3 - 11-09_FINAL notes

Video referenced on slide 12 (Teepa Snow): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=39&v=ZpXeefZ2jAM

Video referenced on slide 16 (Challenging behaviors)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXko5uWdPi0&feature=youtu.be 

Video referenced on slide 21 (Staff self care)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBYYFbStfHM

Video referenced on slide 26 (Activities and Alternative Therapies)https://youtu.be/fyZQf0p73QM

 

APM webinar 3 Handout1

 

APM webinar 3 Handout2

 

APM webinar 3 Handout3

PART IV

Have a question for our panelists?

RESOURCES/HANDOUTS

Video referenced on slide 24 (Yoga at your desk)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAUf7aajBWE

Video referenced on slide 28 (Teepa Snow)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xylQt7TxDwo&feature=youtu.be

 

APM webinar 4 handout_Jane

 

APM webinar 4 handouts_George

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