Behavior Management Strategies for Cognitively Impaired Residents
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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- List challenging behaviors associated with cognitive impairment
- Review strategies and techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors
- Discuss a problem-solving approach to challenging behaviors
- Review alternatives to restraints
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: Dr. James Collins, PhDJim Collins, PhD, Gerontologist, has provided training, education and consultation to the senior care industry for over 30 years and has experience in skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and has been Executive Director for a hospice agency. He also has decades of experience in geropsychiatry, aging and mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders. He has written two books and is a speaker, including KeyNote for health care and assisted living association conferences around the country.
Target AudienceBeginner level Social Workers in senior care.
Course Delivery Method and FormatAsynchronous 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.
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