F-329:Non-Drug Approaches to Support our Residents With Difficult Behaviors
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
A full day training for Administrators, Nurses, Staff Developers, Recreation Therapists/Activity Directors, Social Services, Dietary Services, Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists.
In many situations, challenging behaviors among residents with dementia and delirium are simply their way of communicating. Are they in pain? Frightened? Hungry? Not feeling well? Do they have some unmet need, want or desire? The challenge to care providers is to NOT focus on the behavior, but to focus instead on what the behavior is attempting to communicate.
During this full day training, we will gain a greater understanding of:
- Dementia and delirium based challenging behaviors
- Antecedent behavior monitoring and the process of root cause analysis
- Verbal and non-verbal communication techniques necessary to support residents with challenging behaviors
- Powerful resident centered behavioral alternatives to pharmacological intervention
- How to reduce the risk for wandering, elopement and falls among residents with dementia/delirium
CEU Approvalsfor this class
- NAB and Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrator CEUs (Skilled Nursing Administrators, Assisted Living and Residential Care): 7 Contact Hours
- Nursing CEUs (RN, LVN): 7 BRN CE Contact Hours
- Florida Board Of Nursing - CNA; 7 Continuing Education Units
When & Where
Keith Savell, Ph.D., CTRS
Dr. Keith Savell has over 30 years experience working with residents with dementia and delirium and is frequently invited to speak at conferences and workshops throughout the world. He has held faculty appointments at Rutgers University, San Jose State University, and San Francisco State University. Since 1990, Dr. Savell is the Executive Director of Geriatric Healthcare Consultants - a consulting group specializing in Activity, Social Service, Dementia Care and strategies to enhance the quality of life of those who live in skilled nursing facilities. He is also the co-founder and President of Mariposa Training, a leading online education provider for health care professionals working with the elderly.
For additional information about this important class, call (510) 387-8130.