Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: Medical Care

 

This course addresses the medical needs of the person with Alzheimer’s disease using a person-centered approach. It presents medications commonly prescribed and their side effects, including the effects of using antipsychotic medications for behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It identifies medical conditions and symptoms that frequently occur in those with Alzheimer’s disease, such as sleep disorders, falls, and pneumonia and skin breakdown related to immobility, and shows their impact. The detection and prevention of malnutrition and dehydration are discussed, as well as effective strategies for managing swallowing difficulties, constipation, and urinary tract infection. Finally, end of life and hospice care are examined. While this course specifically talks about Alzheimer’s disease, you can use the same strategies in persons with other types of dementia, as well. Additionally, you should always remember that the fluctuating nature of Alzheimer’s disease may require frequent adjustments to the plan of care to meet the person’s needs at any given time.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-ADRDMC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (16 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.25 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.25 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: cecomments@nabweb.org
Hours type - NHA: Resident Care

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.25 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.25 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: cecomments@nabweb.org

Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - P type

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) as a Patient Care/Aging ("P" credit) course. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-6280/P. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association

1.0 HOURS


This on-line activity has been approved for 1.00 Patient Care Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Tennessee Department of Health

1.0 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


California Department of Public Health (CNA)

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This course is NCCAP approved NCCAP 500275-19NT. All NCCAP approved courses count 100% towards certification.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.25 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.25 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: cecomments@nabweb.org

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.25 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.25 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: cecomments@nabweb.org
Hours type - NHA: Resident Care

Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-ADRDMC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify commonly prescribed medications to manage the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Explain issues associated with the use of antipsychotic medication for the management of behavioral symptoms.
Describe the impact of frequently occurring medical conditions and their symptoms in those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Employ effective management strategies for common medical conditions that occur with Alzheimer’s disease.
Recall strategies to improve nutrition and hydration in the person with Alzheimer’s disease.
Discuss end of life care, including hospice care, for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Medications A. Medications to Manage Alzheimer’s Disease B. Cholinesterase Inhibitors C. Memantine D. Antidepressants E. Antipsychotic Medications F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Common Medical Conditions A. Immobility B. Pressure Injuries C. Falls D. Infections E. Sleep Disorders F. Pain G. Noticing Pain H. Managing Pain I. Nutrition and Hydration J. Constipation K. Aspiration L. Review M. Summary Section 4: End of Life Care A. What to Expect B. Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care C. Advance Directives D. Interventions at the End of Life E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993, and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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