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.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Completing a Mental Status Evaluation
Assessing Current Mental Capacity
Cognitive Assessment Components
Section 3: Nursing Care
Chronic vs Acute Mental Status Change
Section 4: Conclusion
Ron Orth 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 Director of Curriculum Design for Post-acute Care at Relias. Ron is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA.Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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