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Mental Health with Aging and Severe Mental Illness
Module 1 Long-Term Care and Mental Illness Overview

An overview of mental illness in the LTC setting

Unit 1 LTC and Mental Illness Overview
Module 2 Mental Health Regulations

This module provides an overview of the history of mental health and regulations that govern the protection of LTC residents who have mental illness and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities. 

Unit 1 Regulations Pre-Test
Unit 2 Federal and State Regulations
Unit 3 Post-test: Mental Health Regulations
Module 3 Life Course Issues and Mental Illness in LTC

This module will discuss issues in mental illness among residents in long-term care settings, using life course theory.

Unit 1 Life Course Issues and Mental Health in LTC
Module 4 Psychotropic Medications

Nursing facilities are not considered the primary treatment locations for patients with serious mental illness (SMI), but SMI is not uncommon among residents in Texas nursing facilities. There is a likelihood that staff in nursing facilites will be caring for people with SMI and many of these residents will be taking psychotropic medications. Ensuring the appropriate use of psychotropic medications in the older adult in nursing facilities requires a team effort. 

Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 Anxiety
Unit 3 Depression
Unit 4 Bipolar Disorder
Unit 5 Psychosis
Unit 6 Non-SMI Uses
Unit 7 Conclusion
Unit 8 Psychotropic Medications Quiz
Module 5 Substance Use Disorders and Long-Term Care

This unit will provide learners with information about factors associated with substance use disorders in long-term care settings, appropriate ways health care workers can assist individuals as they go through stages of change, and the principles of motivational interviewing.

Unit 1 Substance Use Disorders and Long-Term Care
Unit 2 Clinical Considerations for Substance Use Issues in LTC
Module 6 Activities of Daily Living and Personal Care

Caring for the aging population in a long-term care (LTC) setting has changed dramatically in recent years. With an increase in the numbers of the aging population as well as limited access to acute care settings, LTC facilities are now facing challenges in caring for individuals with increased co-morbidities who were once cared for in acute care settings.

Unit 1 ADLs and Personal Care
Module 7 Communication and Mental Illness

Communication and mental illness

Unit 1 Communication and Mental Illness
Module 8 De-escalation Techniques for Mental Illness

De-escalation Techniques for Mental Illness

Unit 1 Methods for De-escalation
Module 9 Exacerbations of Mental Illness

Exacerbations of Mental Illness

Unit 1 Exacerbations of Mental Illness
Module 10 Crisis Management in LTC Surrounding Mental Illness

This course will discuss effective crisis management techniques to use in long-term care settings.

Unit 1 Clinical Cases Studies of Crisis Management
Unit 2 Aggression Assessment
Module 11 Care Planning and Behavioral Health

Care Planning and Behavioral Health

Unit 1 Care Planning and Behavioral Health
Module 12 Long-Term Supports and Services

In this module...

Unit 1 Faith Community Nursing in Long-Term Care
Module 13 Person Centered Approaches to Care

Person Centered Approaches to Care

Unit 1 Person Centered Approaches to Care
Module 14 Resources and Supports for Staff

Resources and Supports for Staff

Unit 1 Resources and Supports for Staff