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Digital Seminar

Dementia: Early Detection, Challenges Addressed & the Latest Treatment Options


Average Rating:
   4.3
Faculty:
Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan
Duration:
5 Hours 55 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 28, 2015
Product Code:
POS076420
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Challenges unique to the different types of dementias
  • Specific management strategies – that work!
  • NEW pharmacology management
  • Successful strategies for behavioral intervention
  • Assisting the overwhelmed family members
  • The latest information coming from research

Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. It is estimated that there are 5 million persons with dementia and by 2050 there will be 10 million or more. Healthcare staff is challenged with providing safe and quality care for this vulnerable population – across all the various settings. You are expected to provide compassionate care while achieving optimal patient outcomes, maintaining a secure/safe environment, and assisting caregivers who may suffer from compassion fatigue.

In this seminar, Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, MSN, ANPPC-C, DNP, will provide you with the latest available information and real practical tips related to the diagnosis and management of all types of dementia. This program includes strategies to help you and family caregivers deal with behavioral problems and the unique challenges dementia presents. The recording will be filled with case studies, interactive sessions and key video examples to learn from. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn effective new strategies to improve the care you provide to this patient population.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Format: Asynchronous distance learning. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.25 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance in this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan Related seminars and products:

MSN, ANPPC-C, DNP


Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, MSN, ANPPC-C, DNP, practices as a clinician at Geriatric Neuropsychiatric Services in Raleigh, NC. She has over 30 years of experience in the geriatric field. Previously she has worked as a nurse practitioner, director and staff nurse across various settings as she has focused in on her specialty of geriatric/dementia care. Nanette shared her knowledge with others as a clinical assistant professor at East Carolina University College of Nursing, a clinical instructor at UNCG and an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Nanette has presented nationally and internationally on dementia, pain management, caregiver issues, and topics specific to long-term care. She is the author of Eldercare: The Comprehensive Guide to Caregiving and a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the non-pharmacological management of behavioral problems in dementia. Her expertise and research are recognized through published work in Clinics of North America and in book chapters and online continuing education modules. Nanette also serves as an expert witness for several law firms and a Sigma Theta Tau Faculty Mentor.

Her educational accomplishments include an MSN from Florida State University, a DNP from Vanderbilt University and a postdoctoral fellowship in ethnogeriatrics at Stanford University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at East Carolina University, College of Nursing. She will address ‘off-label’ uses of commercial products. Dr. Lavoie-Vaughan receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, Caregiver Survival 101: Strategies to Manage Problematic Behaviors Presented in Individuals with Dementia, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Sexuality & Dementia: Compassionate and Practical Strategies for Dealing with Unexpected or Inappropriate Behaviors, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  • Distinguish the differences between the various types of dementias.
  • Explain the manifestations of various types of dementia.
  • Choose appropriate culturally-sensitive and disease-specific management strategies.
  • Differentiate between the psychotropic drug choices for dementia and associated depression, anxiety and behavioral problems.
  • Evaluate useful and creative strategies to manage the unique challenges of dementia patients.
  • Assist caregivers in managing care, making critical decisions and handling stress.
  • Analyze available resources from primary care, home health, adult day services and long-term care.
  • Determine when geriatric psychiatry services should be involved to optimally manage symptoms.

Outline

Types of Dementia & Diagnosis

  • Controlling risk factors before diagnosis
  • Getting the diagnosis early
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Lewy body
  • Vascular
  • Mixed
  • Early onset

Management Strategies

  • Alzheimer’s specific
  • Lewy body specific
  • Wandering
  • Falls
  • Nutrition
  • Driving
  • Home safety
  • Environment
  • Sleep patterns
  • Bowel function
  • Emergent situations

Pharmacology

  • Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
  • Antidepressants
  • Anxiolytics
  • Antipsychotics
  • The current challenge to reduce antipsychotics

Interventions for the Unique Challenges

  • Aggression - verbal, physical
  • Sexual inappropriateness
  • Delusions/Hallucinations
  • Agitation
  • Racism
  • Cultural differences
  • Delirium
  • Pre-morbid experiences and personality

Assisting the Overwhelmed Caregivers

  • Non-pharmacological interventions
  • Stress reduction
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Safety
  • Making difficult decisions
  • Respite
  • Hospice/End of life care
  • Helping children understand
  • Working with low literacy and English as a Second Language caregivers

Resources

  • Organizations
  • Support groups
  • Educational materials
  • The latest practice guidelines
  • Insurance and finance considerations
  • Staff training
  • Using geriatric neuropsychiatry services

What’s On the Horizon

  • Research for early diagnosis and treatment
  • Care facilities
  • Aging in place

Target Audience

Case Managers, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, and other Healthcare Professionals

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Total Reviews: 21

Comments

Elizabeth K - Manchester, Maryland

"Speaker was very good. She was interesting."

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