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Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use 

Engaging residents in their care and providing treatment alternatives assists in reducing the unnecessary use of antipsychotics. Click on the following links to learn more about reducing the use of antipsychotic medications.

Reducing Antipsychotic Drug Use in Long-Term Care Settings (Video)
Create Connect: Creative Activity Workbook
QAPI: Mood/Behavior Symptom Log (Microsoft Word)

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Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications – Communication

Understanding dementia residents who are unable to communicate on the same level as others can aid in the reduction of inappropriate antipsychotic use. However, meeting their needs can become challenging if their behaviors are not understood. Click on the following links to learn more.

Do You KNOW Your Residents? (video)

Managing Personality and Behavior Changes

Communication and Alzheimer’s

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Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use – Additional Resources

Multiple resources are available to educate staff about reducing antipsychotic medication use. Click on the following links for more information:

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Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications – Full Assessment

To address the ongoing challenge of reducing inappropriate antipsychotic medications, staff on all shifts should fully assess and learn as much as possible about a resident, including interviewing the resident, family and friends. These steps assist staff in understanding the different behaviors a resident may exhibit. To learn more about assessing a resident’s goals and needs, click on the following links.

New Fact Sheets on Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations

New Fact Sheets on Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations

Consumer Voice, along with Justice in Aging and Center for Medicare Advocacy, have released new issue briefs in our series on the revised federal nursing facility regulations. The fact sheets can help residents, family members and advocates better understand the regulations. New fact sheets cover:

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications – Communication

Understanding dementia residents who are unable to communicate on the same level as others can aid in the reduction of inappropriate antipsychotic use. However, meeting their needs can become challenging if their behaviors are not understood. Click on the following links to learn more.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use 

Engaging residents in their care and providing treatment alternatives assists in reducing the unnecessary use of antipsychotics. Click on the following links to learn more about reducing the use of antipsychotic medications.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

  • February 2, 2017:  It Takes a Team: Reducing Antipsychotic Use
  • Presenter:  Elizabeth McManamy, RPh, CADDCT, CDP

Please join this webinar to learn strategies, including documentation and communication, for a team-based approach toward reducing antipsychotic medications.

 

Please see the event page here for registration.

Region 2 – 2015 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meeting

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

November 3, 2015:  Region 2
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

As requested, SLCR will be hosting separate meetings for ICF/SNF and RCF/ALF care providers this year.  Advance registration is not required.

Please see the agenda and handouts for this specific location attached.  These handouts attached will not be provided at the meeting so please print them and bring them with you.

2015 Provider Meeting Agenda- Region 2
Antipsychotic Reduction in Dementia

Money Follows the Person
Social Media in Long-Term Care
Culture Change in Residential Care and Assisted Living
Path to Safety, Minimal Assistance, More than Minimal Assistance

Readmissions, Medication Safety, and Behavioral Health Open Forum

October 14, 2015:  Readmissions & Medication Safety Open Forum

Attend this free WebEx event to meet with TMF QIN-QIO Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health quality improvement consultants who will be available to answer questions and provide technical assistance.  During this monthly Open Forum, your team can network with other providers and TMF QIN-QIO staff, ask questions and problem-solve on topics such as Care Transitions, Readmissions Reduction, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Events, Behavioral Health, or other issues your project may have.

Please see the TMF QIN-QIO registration page for this event here.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative Learning Session II

October 1, 2015:  Collaborative Learning Session II:  Activities for Daily Living, Incontinence and Antipsychotic Medications

Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies for improving activities of daily living, incontinence and antipsychotic medication quality measures through experiences shared by nursing home peers.

Please visit the event page here to register for this webinar.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications – Communication
Understanding dementia residents who are unable to communicate on the same level as others can aid in the reduction of inappropriate antipsychotics. However, meeting their needs can become very challenging if their behaviors are not understood.  Click on the links below to learn more.

 

CDI Prevention
It is important to understand Clostridium difficile infections and guidelines for preventing infections.  Click on the links below to learn more.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

September 3, 2015:  Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies and the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.  You may also register on the event page here.

New Generations Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2014

The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 3, Fall 2014.  This issue is now accessible here.  Please visit our website here to view this edition along with an archive of previous newsletters.

Guidelines for Antipsychotics in Dementia

Dr. Al Powers explores guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to persons living with dementia.  In this 2 part blog series, he shares his understanding and some resources to implement an antipsychotic-free environment.

Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 1
Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 2

National Partnership Announces New Goal

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care announced a new national goal of reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in long-stay nursing home residents by 25 percent by the end of 2015, and 30 percent by the end of 2016 through a media press call.  Below you will find links to a Press Release and Fact Sheet released in conjunction with this announcement.

Navigating the 2014 Advancing Excellence Website – Free Webinar

July 9, 2014:  Advancing Excellence has a new website.  While the new site contains all the information from the old site, things have moved.  Join the webinar for a cruise around the website, including:

  • Logging in
  • Downloading the data collection tools
  • Looking at the resources
  • Uploading aggregate data to the AE website
  • Viewing your progress
  • Signing up for the newsletter, viewing the calendars, etc.

Plenty of time will be available for questions and answers.  To learn more, please visit www.nhqualitycampaign.org.