Behavior Management Strategies for Cognitively Impaired Residents

Hours: 1.00
Course Number: 0474
Course Date: 04/01/2020

Behavior Management Strategies for Cognitively Impaired Residents is a 1-hour continuing education course that identifies “challenging” behaviors associated with cognitive impairment as well as strategies and techniques for successfully and appropriately handling them. A problem-solving approach is reviewed as well as psychosocial alternatives to chemical and physical restraints. 

Because the number of seniors diagnosed with a dementing illness who reside in long-term care is steadily increasing, healthcare professionals who apply appropriate and ethical strategies to better manage resident behaviors, will find this course informative and practical. Nursing home administrators, nurses, case managers and social workers as well as informal caregivers, will benefit by taking this course.  

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Learning Objectives

  1. List challenging behaviors associated with cognitive impairment 
  2. Review strategies and techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors 
  3. Discuss a problem-solving approach to challenging behaviors 
  4. Review alternatives to restraints 

Course Outline

 1. List challenging behaviors associated with cognitive impairment
   a. Definitions of behaviors
   b. Agitation, anxiety and stress
   c. Aggression and anger
   d. Confusion, suspicion, paranoia, hallucinations
   e. Repetition, wandering, and rummaging
   f. Sleep and eating disorders
2. Review strategies and techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors
   a. Non-pharmacological interventions
   b. Assess for medication side-effects
   c. Environmental modification
   d. Trauma-informed interventions
   e. Person-centered care interventions
   f. Exercise and activity
3. Discuss a problem-solving approach to challenging behaviors
   a. Assess health, environment, tasks, people and other triggers for behaviors
4. Review alternatives to restraints
   a. Restraints defined: physical and chemical
   b. Psychosocial interventions
   c. Individual or group activities  
   d. Continual assessment and monitoring for changes in status

Instructor: Maureen Rizzo, LISW-S, LNHA, CEAL

With her knowledge of social work principles, Maureen Rizzo, LISW-S, LNHA, CEAL demonstrates practical techniques and their application to complex situations that social workers encounter every day. Her experience in the fields of social work supervision and nursing home administration provides valuable knowledge to social workers employed in senior care communities.

Target Audience

Beginner level Social Workers in senior care.

Course Delivery Method and Format

Asynchronous recorded video-based activity.

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. If you do not score a 70% or better, you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.


Social Workers

1.00 HOURS
Collins Learning, #1781, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Collins Learning maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/27/2022 – 01/27/2026. Social workers completing this course receive one (1) continuing education credits.
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