Register for National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes CEU


National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes — Register Now – Seats still available
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                                           Wednesday, February 26; 2-3:30pm ET

To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early. More details below…

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The CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing homes was developed to improve dementia care through the use of individualized, comprehensive care approaches.

The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify approaches that are most likely to benefit that individual.

The goal of the partnership is to continue to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications, as well as other potentially harmful medications in nursing homes and eventually other care settings as well.

During this MLN Connects Call, a CMS subject matter expert will discuss the critical role of both state and federal surveyors in the implementation of the partnership. Additional speakers will be presenting on the importance of leadership, as well as the strong correlation that exists between proper pain assessment and antipsychotic medication use. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Agenda:

Role of surveyors
Importance of leadership
Proper pain assessment
Next steps

 Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders.

Get Personal Care Aide education and certifications at CertifiedCare.org
 Continuing education credit may be awarded for participation in certain MLN Connects Calls. Visit the Continuing Education Credit Information web page at CMS to learn more.

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