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Digital Seminar

Challenging Geriatric Behaviors


Credit Available - See Credits tab below.

Average Rating:
   4.6
Category:
Chronic Care/Disease |  Food & Nutrition |  Geriatrics |  Physical and Occupational Therapy |  Couples and Family Therapy
Faculty:
Latasha Ellis
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Never expires.


Description

  • Difficult Communications
  • Hallucinations
  • Resistance to Care
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Wandering
  • Sundowning
  • Food and Fluid Deficit/Malnutrition
  • Family Involvement

Caregivers find many older adult behaviors to be challenging. Dementia and delirium are the most frequent contributing factors. Knowing what to expect and what to do related to specific behaviors can decrease frustration and increase satisfaction for everyone involved. A framework for rethinking challenging behaviors provides guidance for choosing management strategies.

Assessment and management techniques are based on theory and evidence. Through interactive discussion, clinical examples, and videos, this program focuses on day-to-day strategies to prevent and/or manage challenging geriatric behaviors.

OUTLINE

Identifying Baseline

  • Objective Measurements
  • Risk Factors for Escalation of Challenging Behaviors
  • Influence of Gender, Cultural and Societal Factors
  • Environmental and Interactional Considerations
  • Lifelong Patterns and Preferences

Differentiating Among Dementia, Delirium, and Depression

  • Diagnostic Criteria
  • Signs/Symptoms
  • Management

Alzheimer’s Disease: Assessment and Management

  • Various Types of Dementia
  • Progression and Stages: Retrogenesis
  • Pharmacological Treatment Options
  • Problems Commonly Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease: Difficult Communication, Hallucinations, Resistance/Aggression, Wandering, Sundowning, Malnutrition
  • Interventions to Provide a Positive Experience

Difficult Communications and Hallucinations

  • Contributing Factors
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Techniques
  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Reorientation, Reminiscence

Validation

  • Problem Solving
  • Entering Their Reality

Resistance to Care

  • Routine Hygiene Needs
  • Reasons for Resistance
  • Successful Techniques

Physically Aggressive Behaviors

  • Reverse Developmental Behavior
  • Behaviors as a Way to Communicate
  • Identify the Problem/Trigger
  • Environmental and Interactional Factors
  • Causes of Escalation

Wandering and Sundowning

  • Contributing Factors
  • Assessment
  • Exercise and Activity
  • Environmental Management
  • Interactional Management

Food and Fluid Deficit/Malnutrition

  • Reasons Why They May Not Eat
  • Ways to Promote Nutritional Intake
  • Tips for Persons Who Need Feeding Assistance
  • The Eating Environment
  • End of Life

The Family Caregiver as Part of the Team

  • Family Dynamics: Role Change
  • Emotions Expressed During Caregiving: Positive and Negative
  • Positive Communication Among Staff, Family, and Older Adult
  • Assisting the Caregiver to Meet the Needs of the Care Recipient
  • Helpful Resources
  • Ways to Help Reduce Stress for the Caregiver

OBJECTIVES

  • Apply assessment techniques to establish baseline behaviors in older adults.
  • Discuss factors that contribute to challenging geriatric behaviors and relate them to prevention.
  • Differentiate among delirium, dementia and depression in the elderly.
  • Explain the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and related treatment options.
  • Select appropriate environmental, interactional, behavioral, and/or physical/pharmacological interventions to prevent and/or manage challenging geriatric behaviors.
  • Differentiate between effective and ineffective strategies to manage difficult communications, hallucinations, resistance and aggressive behavior, wandering, sundowning, and food and fluid deficit/malnutrition.
  • Identify resources that provide information or services for caregivers.

 

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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards


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

CE Broker

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


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 7.6 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.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 09/14/2019.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Psychologists
Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian 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 the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department 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 6.0 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.


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 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

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


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

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.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


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

Latasha Ellis Related seminars and products: 2


Latasha Ellis, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and consultant, having served patients across diverse clinical settings, including: community mental health clinics, inpatient and outpatient medical facilities, the state of MD Department of Corrections, and the VA School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-disabled. She is presently the owner and CEO of AHSAT Counseling and Consulting, PLLC.

Through her current private practice, Latasha works closely with area hospitals for the provision of psychological services to cardiac, pulmonary, and oncology patients. She is also a certified clinical supervisor with the National Association of Social Workers, North Carolina Chapter.

In addition to her clinical experience, Latasha provides trainings throughout the country drawing from her expertise on challenging behaviors and enjoys delivering corporate workshops/ seminars on a variety of topics pertinent to workplace challenges as well. She is a certified trainer of Managing Aggressive Behaviors (MAB), through The University of Oklahoma OUTREACH; a program that emphasizes prevention, non-physical intervention strategies, and non-pain producing physical intervention techniques.

Latasha’s passion for the field of mental health and behavior management is exemplified by her role as Field Instructor for various universities. She has trained students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of North Dakota, Old Dominion University, and Norfolk State University.

Latasha holds a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree from Morgan State University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Her MSW degree holds a concentration in Clinical Social Work with a primary specialization in Mental Health and a secondary specialization in Management and Community Organization. Latasha is currently writing her dissertation in pursuit of her PhD.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Latasha Ellis maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Latasha Ellis has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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Target Audience

Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Healthcare Professionals

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Total Reviews: 41

Comments

Betty B - SAINT CHARLES, Illinois

"Extremely informative course"

Tammy M - BROOKFIELD, Illinois

"Great presenter, thank you!"

Maureen S - BENSALEM, Pennsylvania

"Excellent program! Excellent Faculty Memeber! I will recommend both!"

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