Psychotropic Medication Use in the Long Term Care Setting

Psychotropic Medication Use in the Long Term Care Setting 

Much discussion over the last decade has surrounded the use of psychotropic medications in long term care facilities. This has driven increased scrutiny into compliance with federal regulations and has even prompted new regulations to be developed. Understanding the risks associated with these medications and when they should and should not be used is critical to ensuring the quality care in your facility and compliance with federal regulations. This course provides an overview of psychotropic medication use in the long term care setting. It discusses the complexity of care in assessing and caring for the resident, adverse effects of these medications, federal regulations governing the appropriate and inappropriate use of psychotropic medications in the long term care setting, non-pharmacological strategies, and gradual dose reductions.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-PMULTC-V3

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (12 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

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;
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

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.

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.

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.

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 # 1701001-7902/P. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-PMULTC-V3
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain reasons behind the complexity of care in the long term care setting.
List the potential adverse effects associated with the use of psychotropic medications.
Describe the federal regulations that govern the appropriate and inappropriate use of psychotropic medication in the long term care setting.
Describe non-pharmacological strategies to decrease the inappropriate use of psychotropic medications.
Discuss the requirements for the gradual dose reduction of psychotropic medications.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Complex Care 

Mental Health Disorders

The Aging Brain

Psychotropic Medications

Review 

Summary

Section 3: Psychotropic Medications

Quality of Care

Antipsychotics

Antianxiety and Hypnotic Medications

Antidepressants

Mood Stabilizers

Review

Summary

Section 4: Use of Psychotropics

Appropriate Use for Psychotropic Medications

Antipsychotic Medications

PRN Orders

Review

Summary

Section 5: Alternative Strategies & Psychotropic Reduction

Assessing Behaviors

Behavioral Interventions

Non-Pharmacological Treatment Options

Gradual Dose Reductions

Clinically Contraindicated

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Congratulations!

Course Contributors

Reference

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI).  Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC 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: Administrators; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.