A Meeting of the Minds: Assessing Mental Status

A Meeting of the Minds: Assessing Mental Status 

For some people, mental status changes can be very subtle and may occur over a long period of time. For others, changes can be obvious and may be of sudden onset. So how can you, as a care provider, evaluate mental status changes experienced by those under your care? The key is assessment. This course is designed to provide you with an overview of the assessment tools and components of a mental status assessment.

$25.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-SRC-0-MMAMSC-V2

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-MMAMSC-V2
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Identify at minimum 2 types of tools used to assess mental status.
Identify the 4 components of a mental status exam.
Recognize 3 clinical indicators that may be contributing to a change in mental status.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Completing a Mental Status Evaluation

Assessing Current Mental Capacity

Assessment Tools

Cognitive Assessment Components

Appearance

Behavior

Cognition

Thought

Review

Summary

Section 3: Nursing Care

Chronic vs Acute Mental Status Change

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

References

Instructor: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post-acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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