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Bobbi Duffy Anti-Psychotic Medications in the Elderly
- Follow the Current Guidelines for Assessment and Documentation
- When and how to reduce or eliminate your current prescriptions
- Ensuring Patient & Staff Safety
- Non-Pharmacologic Strategies to Help Difficult Behaviors
An increasing number of seniors are living with dementia. As the illness progresses, these people’s behavior becomes a crucial form of communication. Family members and staff can be affected by this. Antipsychotic medication is often prescribed. in A deliberate attempt to alter behavior. Antipsychotic medication is not recommended clinically to treat dementia-related behavior. It is therefore discouraged.-label by the FDA issued a “black box” Warning the Elderly with dementia
Antipsychotic drugs are costly, and can cost hundreds of millions in Medicare dollars. They also tend to increase in cost. the Risk of death, falls with fractures, hospitalizations or other complications in High costs and poor health. Recent regulatory changes are designed to reduce risk. the Off-Label antipsychotic use and promote alternative strategies for dealing with challenging geriatric behaviors.
Join expert speaker, Bobbi DuffyCRNP-PMH, APRN or MSN for more information-This day will give you strategies to manage and assess psychotropic medication use. If older adults are routinely under your care, don’t miss this opportunity to learn tips and tools to implement immediately to improve the Care you give to your geriatric patients
Common Behaviors of Focus & Use of Antipsychotic Medications
- Inappropriate sexual behavior
- Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors vs. Normal Sexual Desires
- Organizational Policies on Sexuality
- Sexuality and the Cognitively-Impaired
- Impaired Impulse control
- Identify the Problem
- Discover Environmental Reasons
- Identify Causes for Escalation
- Ideas to Keep It Clean the Wandering Patient Safe
- Frequent Complaints
- Repetitive Statements/Questions
- Refusal of Medications & Treatments
- Manipulation & Attention Seeking
- Refusal To Bathe
- Exit Seeking
- Sleep/Wake Disturbances
- Depression vs. Apathy
- Uncontrolled crying/yelling
- Identifying the Root Cause
- Management the Emotional Reaction
- Compliance and Regulatory Changes
Reduced and eliminated antipsychotic medications
- Assessment Strategies
- Non-Pharmacologic Strategies
- Classes & Dosages
- Appropriate Use – Risk/Benefits
- Take Note
- Black Box Warnings
- Gradual Dose Reduction
Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementias: Challenges, Goals & Interventions
- Reduce your carbon footprint the Risk Factors
- There are many types of dementia
- Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
- Diagnostic Testing to Diagnose
- Pharmacological Treatment Options
- Behaviors Commonly Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease
The Fine Line Between Anxiety & Depression
- The number of medical conditions that are increasing is alarming the Risk for Depression & Treatment Strategies
- Antidepressant, Antianxiety Medications
- The Different Types of Anxiety
- Caregiver emotions: Sadness, Fear, Worry, Anger, Guilt, Fatigue
- Assist the Caregiver to Meet the They need their loved one
- Define strategies for reducing or eliminating no longer clinically recommended psychiatric medication, including antipsychotics.
- Investigate the Root cause of difficult behaviours and how to resolve it the Adequate interventions
- State the Signs and symptoms the various dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, and how they relate to difficult geriatric behaviors.
- Recognize the Unique challenges caregivers face the Senior citizens and create strategies to provide assistance.
- Identify the The causes of an increase in Physical-Recognize aggressive behaviours and suggest interventions that can help you to correct them the situation.
- Describe how validation can help you show empathy the Patients with frequent complaints.
- Please explain why every facility should have policies about sexual behavior.
- You can create strong documentation strategies to support antipsychotics use when it is appropriate.
- Get a better understanding the when, why & how of utilizing antipsychotic medications.
ABOUT The Speaker
Bobbi DuffyCRNP-PMH. APRN. MSN.She is currently dual-certified as a Family Psychoiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Clinic Nurse Specialist/Psychotherapist through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She earned both her undergraduate and her Master’s degree as a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Maryland. Ms. Duffy Has a wealth experience in treating geriatric patients in There are many settings that offer intensive care and home healthcare.-term care. Bobbi’s passion is providing education about geriatric mental health and she presents regularly on the The following topics are covered: Pain Assessment and Diagnosis for Dementia in Dementia patients, Psychiatric Medications in the Elderly, Normal Aging vs. Cognitive Impairment, Creative Approaches to the Dementia-related challenges and many other issues.
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Bobbi Works closely with a multidisciplinary team-To create patient, a team of healthcare providers will be needed.-Solutions that are centered on challenging behavior in the elderly. Her unique approach teaches others to identify using a variety of methods. the These behaviors can be triggered by certain triggers. Strategies to find safe and effective solutions are possible. She is involved in the Efforts to reduce antipsychotic misuse in Dementia patients in Maryland is her home state.
Assumed various leadership positions in the healthcare industry, Bobbi Current Clinical Director of one the nation’s largest geriatric behavioral health practices. Her private practice focuses on geriatric psychotherapy and caregiver challenges. Bobbi Is involved in Many professional organizations include the Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Maryland and the Alzheimer’s Association.
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