Medications and Dementia

Medications and Dementia 

The purpose of this course is to review terms used when providing a medication service to those with dementia or Alzheimer's. Common terms are reviewed along with basic medication concepts. The difference between side effects and an adverse drug reaction are discussed. The learner is engaged in reviewing medications typically used in treating the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's with their associated risks and benefits. Alternatives to medication use and gradual dose reduction are presented.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-MDEM

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

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.

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.

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 (RCAL)

1.0 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 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 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 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MDEM
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2024
Learning Objectives:
Discuss age-related concerns as they relate to medications.
Recognize common terms used in medication services.
Identify the difference between a side effect and an adverse drug reaction.
Discuss important safety measure to observe when caring for people who take medications.
Recognize medications that are used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia with the accompanying side effects and potential reactions.
List the six rights of medication service.
Discuss strategies for reducing the use of antipsychotic medications.
Discuss gradual dose reduction.

Outline:

Course Description



Course Objectives



Checkpoints



Introduction



Different Effects with the Elderly



Different Effects: Biotransformation



Assisting with Medications



Common Terms



What is a Medication?



Prescription and OTC Medications



Brand & Generic Names



Brand Versus Generic



Identifying Brand & Generic Names



Controlled Substances



Checkpoint 1



Medications and Dementia



Medications Slow the Progression



Medication Safety: Everyone’s Responsibility



Medication Safety: Who



Medication Safety: Diligence



Medication Safety: Accuracy



Medication Safety: Duration



Medication Safety: Adverse Effects



The Six Rights of Medication Service



Checkpoint 2



Adverse Drug Reactions



Multiple Medications



Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications



Medications Can Build Up



Side Effects and Interactions



Providers Weigh the Benefits & Risks



Monitoring



Medications with Side Effects that Mimic Dementia Symptoms



Medications with Dementia-Like Symptoms: Review



Medication Reviews



Checkpoint 3



Signs a Person is in Distress



Pain in Dementia



Methods of Communication



Communication: Verbal Behavior



Communication: Nonverbal Behavior



Behavior Communicates Discomfort



Pain Often Denied by Older Adults



Video: Recognizing Pain



Medication Side Effects



High-Risk Medications



Identifying Side Effects



Changes When a Person Begins New Medications



Consider Symptoms to be Side Effects



Checkpoint 4



Adverse Effect or Normal Aging?



Life-Threatening Adverse Effects: Medical Emergency



Checkpoint 5



Medications for Dementia



Cholinesterase Inhibitors



Compounding Disorders



Antidepressants



Antidepressant Side Effects



Anti-Anxiety Medications



Anti-Anxiety Medication Side Effects



Important Alternative: Acetaminophen (Tylenol)



Antipsychotics



Antipsychotic Medications: Original and New



Antipsychotic Medications: Serious Negative Effects



Antipsychotics: Minimize Use



Alternatives to Using Medications



Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use



Gradual Dose Reduction



Gradual Dose Reduction: Manage Symptoms



Gradual Dose Reduction: Nonmedication Interventions



Checkpoint 6



Right to Refuse



Document Refusal



Conclusion


Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN 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; 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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Accommodations
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