Interventions in Behavioral Disturbances for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

Course Expiration Date: March 31, 2018

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

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Course Description: This course will provide participants with the skills to de-escalate situations with dementia and Alzheimer's patients.

Instructor: Jennifer Walker RN, MSN

Target Audience: All Healthcare Professionals

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Define dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and stages.
2. List 4 Step Approach to Managing Behavioral Disturbances.
3. Describe the role of the Progressive Lowered Stress Threshold Model (PLST).
4. Identify triggers that may escalate dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.
5. Recognize and describe behaviors of an escalated patient.
6. Define catastrophic reactions and how to manage them.
7. Discuss interventions to deal with behavioral disturbances.
8. Identify de-escalation techniques to use with patients who become escalated.
9. Identify what will occur if the intervention goes wrong.


Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Dieticians: 1.0 contact hour of CPE for registered dieticians.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hour will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.