What Triggers Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients During ADL's? Interventions for Healthcare Providers

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: To provide information on how to assist patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia to provider personal care.

Instructor: Jennifer Walker RN, MSN

Target Audience: Nursing, Social Workers, occupational therapists, and other interested healthcare providers

Objectives: Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

1. Define dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and stages.
2. Identify triggers for agitation during personal care routines in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
3. List patient personal care needs.
4. Recognize the patient’s immediate need.
5. Identify safety measures as they relate to personal care in this population of patients.
6. Discuss nursing care Models associated with personal care, social and physical factors and the impact on behavioral and psychological symptoms.
7. Discuss nursing interventions.
8. List ways to improve communication.


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, attendees will receive 1 contact hour.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1 clock hour 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.

Others: This program is approved for 0.1 CEUs (1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
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