Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities - Medical Providers
Educational Series 1: Anti-psychotic Drug Reduction Issues. In this series of modules, a thorough review of anti-psychotic medications and their use and misuse are covered. CEU contact hours: 1.7
Module 1 The Needs and Experiences of People with Dementia  
Content directed toward medical providers.
Unit 1 Introduction to Phase 1
Unit 2 The Needs and Experiences of People with Dementia - Medical Providers
Module 2 The Needs and Experiences of Family and Friends of the Person with Dementia  
Content directed toward medical providers.
Unit 1 The Needs and Experiences of Family and Friends of the Person with Dementia - Medical Providers
Module 3 Introduction and Overview to the Treatment of Dementia  
Content directed toward medical providers.
Unit 1 Introduction and Overview to the Treatment of Dementia for Medical Providers
Module 4 Introduction to State and National Trends in Antipsychotic Use  
Content directed toward medical providers.
Unit 1 Introduction to State and National Trends in Antipsychotic Use - Medical Providers
Module 5 Team Care for Medical Providers  
Content directed toward medical providers.
Unit 1 Team Care for Medical Providers
Unit 2 Phase 1: Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Medical Providers
Conversations on the Improvement in Texas' Long-Term Care - Medical Providers
Educational Series 2: Advanced Geriatric Practice. Well over 50 percent of residents in nursing homes suffer from some form of dementia. Unfortunately, medications alone rarely result in improved quality of life. This course features interviews with providers in the long-term care setting who provide best practice tips for managing residents who are experiencing behavioral and cognitive issues due to dementia, as well as the importance of teamwork and the impact of prescribing antipsychotics in the long-term care setting. CEU contact hours: 2
Module 1 Introduction  
Introduction to Phase 2: Advancing Our Understanding of Long-Term Care
Unit 1 Introduction to Phase 2
Module 2 Conversations on the Improvement in Texas' Long-Term Care  
Well over 50 percent of residents in nursing homes suffer from some form of dementia. Unfortunately, medications alone rarely result in improved quality of life. This course features interviews with providers in the long-term care setting who provide best practice tips for managing residents who are experiencing behavioral and cognitive issues due to dementia, as well as the importance of teamwork and the impact of prescribing antipsychotics in the long-term care setting.
Unit 1 Conversations on Improving Texas' Long-Term Care - Medical Providers
Module 3 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool  
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Conversations
Advanced Long-Term Care Assessment - Medical Providers
Educational Series 2: Advanced Geriatric Practice. Nurses must give a thorough assessment for each patient if they are to provide the highest quality of care possible. The assessment gives the care team data on where to start with the care plan, and when to know if changes are occurring in a patient’s health. This course features a demonstration of the RN long-term care assessment. CEU contact hours: .79
Module 1 Advanced Long-Term Care Assessment  
Nurses must give a thorough assessment for each patient if they are to provide the highest quality of care possible. The assessment gives the care team data on where to start with the care plan, and when to know if changes are occurring in a patient’s health. This module features a demonstration of the RN long-term care assessment.
Unit 1 Advanced Long-Term Care Assessment - Medical Provider
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool  
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Phase 2: Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool-Assess-MP
Ethics and the Geriatric Patient - Medical Provider
Educational Series 2: Advanced Geriatric Practice. There are many ethical issues to consider when caring for the older adult. This course will discuss ways that patients are assessed as competent and what that means for their healthcare, the importance of advanced care planning, and issues of safety and neglect in long-term care. CEU contact hours: 1.5
Module 1 The Ethics of Long-Term Care  
There are many ethical issues to consider when caring for the older adult. This module will discuss ways that patients are assessed as competent and what that means for their healthcare, the importance of advanced care planning, and issues of safety and neglect in long-term care.
Unit 1 Ethics and the Geriatric Patient - Medical Providers
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool  
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Ethics
Pain Management in Long-Term Care - Medical Providers
Educational Series 2: Advanced Geriatric Practice. Pain is undermanaged in older adults. Among U.S. adults 65 years of age and older, 52.9% (18.7 million) report experiencing pain that was bothersome in the last month. Of those, 74.8% report having it in more than one site. Nurses caring for individuals in this population sometimes lack the knowledge to appropriately assess pain in geriatric patients with and without cognitive impairment. They also lack the knowledge needed to appropriately manage and advocate for their patients. After completing this educational activity, the RN should be able to more effectively assess and manage pain in geriatric patients and long-term care residents. CEU contact hours: 1.55
Module 1 Pain Management in Long-Term Care  
After completing this educational activity, the medical provider should be able to more effectively assess and manage pain in geriatric patients and long-term care residents.
Unit 1 Pain Management in Long-Term Care - Medical Provider
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool  
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Pain
Bowel & Bladder Management of the Older Adult - Medical Provider
Educational Series 2: Advanced Geriatric Practice. Over 50% of residents of long-term care facilities suffer from bowel and/or bladder incontinence. Incontinence care is expensive, costing the United States healthcare system nearly $30 billion annually. More importantly, older adults who experience incontinence often have serious physical and psychological consequences as a result. Thorough team-based nursing care can identify incontinence and, in many cases, identify and treat reversible causes of incontinence or effectively manage incontinence in order to reduce the risk of complications. Upon completion of this educational activity, medical providers will be able to more effectively assess and manage incontinence in long-term care residents. CEU contact hours: 1.43
Module 1 Bowel and Bladder Management of the Older Adult  
Upon completion of this educational activity, medical providers will be able to more effectively assess and manage incontinence in long-term care residents.
Unit 1 Bowel and Bladder Management in the Older Adult - Medical Providers
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool  
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Bowel & Bladder
The State of the Science in Caring for People's Skin - Medical Provider
Educational Series 2: Advanced Geriatric Practice. This course discusses the skin changes that occur with aging, and common skin issues found in long-term care facilities and ways to manage and prevent them.
Module 1 The State of the Science in Caring for People’s Skin  
The State of the Science in Caring for People’s Skin
Unit 1 The State of the Science in Caring for People’s Skin - Medical Providers
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool  
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Skin
Meeting the Needs of People with Autism in Long-Term Care - Medical Provider
Educational Series 2: Advanced Geriatric Practice. Health providers working in long-term care frequently lack the specialized training needed to provide person-centered care for people with autism. Upon completion of this educational activity, medical providers should be able to provide person-centered care to long-term care residents with autism and other developmental disorders. This means that medical providers will view resident autonomy and choice as essential and will encourage autonomy by individualizing care and encouraging residents and families to be active in their health and life. Medical Providers will also understand the importance of displaying a caring attitude by focusing on residents’ strengths and maintaining resident dignity. CEU contact hours: .93
Module 1 Meeting the Needs of People with Autism in Long-Term Care  
Upon completion of this educational activity, medical providers should be able to provide person-centered care to long-term care residents with autism and other developmental disorders.
Unit 1 Meeting the Needs of People with Autism in Long-Term Care - Medical Providers
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool  
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Autism
Best Practice Models in Long-Term Care - Medical Provider
Educational Series 2: Advanced Geriatric Practice. Upon completion of this educational activity, the medical provider working in residential long-term care settings will understand the changing demographics of nursing home residents and the historical and political context from which current quality measures developed. He or she will also understand the culture change movement in long-term care, will be familiar with two common models of person-centered care, and will be equipped to incorporate small culture change activities into their own facility and daily nursing practice. CEU contact hours: 1.47
Module 1 Best Practice Models in Long-Term Care  
Upon completion of this educational activity, the medical provider working in residential long-term care settings will understand the changing demographics of nursing home residents and will be equipped to incorporate small culture change activities into their own facility and daily medical practice.
Unit 1 Best Practice Models in Long-Term Care - Medical Provider
Module 2 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool  
Please complete this evaluation questionnaire. Your anonymous responses will be used to revise this activity and to plan future education activities.
Unit 1 Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool - Medical Provider
Transition to Practice in Long-Term Care Settings
Educational Series 3: Transition to Practice. This course helps new and seasoned nurses transitioning to long term care to learn about the challenges and rewards of working with the older adult population in nursing homes.
Module 1 Nursing Facilities Overview  
Providers will gain an understanding of the nursing home environment and the residents who live there.
Unit 1 Phase 3: Introduction
Unit 2 Getting to Know Your Nursing Home
Module 2 Care of the Older Adult  
Providers of patient-centered care will learn the characteristics of the older adult patient population as it relates to assessment and care.
Unit 1 Caring for the Older Adult
Module 3 Promoting Wellness in Body Systems & Functioning of the Older Adult  
This module will inform health providers about the factors that impact older adults' cognitive functions, changes in the body systems of older adults, and introduce interventions that can be utilized to minimize and prevent health problems.
Unit 1 Promoting Wellness in Older Adults' Minds and Bodies
Module 4 Legal and Ethical Concepts  
This module will inform providers on the nurse licensure scope of practice for the LVN, RN and APRN from the Texas Board of Nursing rules, as well as the principles of delegation and the peer review process.
Unit 1 Staying Within My Scope of Practice
Module 5 The Nurse's Duties and Responsibilities in the Nursing Facility  
This module will inform providers about the nurse's role to maintain safe practices and adhere to facility policies.
Unit 1 Knowing Facility Policies and Regulations
Module 6 Management Concepts  
Upon completion of this educational activity, providers will have learned tools to feel better prepared to provide safe patient care, and also gain knowledge about fostering team building and effective communication to influence others in order to increase patient quality of care.
Unit 1 Every Nurse Can Be a Leader
Module 7 Quality Improvement  
Upon completion of this educational activity, providers will be able to define quality improvement and will have increased their understanding of how to improve the quality of care at their facilities.
Unit 1 Ensuring High Quality Patient Care
Module 8 The Next Steps: Resources and Engagement  
As a patient safety advocate there are many resources available that promote safe and competent nursing care. Reference this information often and share them with your colleagues.
Unit 1 I'm a Lifelong Learner
Unit 2 Phase 3: Learner-Paced Evaluation Tool

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