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Caring for Residents with Behavioral Health Diagnoses

July 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Directed Health Measures

Your safety and well-being are Nebraska Health Care Association’s (NHCA) top priority. The event will follow Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department directed health measures (DHMs) in place at the time the course is held. NHCA will update registrants of the most current DHMs as the event date approaches.

Content

Whether you are a nurse aide, medication aide, licensed health care professional, dietary aide, administrator, or environmental services team member, training on identifying and responding to the mental health needs of residents is an integral part of providing quality care. Direct care staff spend a significant amount of time with residents, exposing them to a variety of mental health needs. This program will provide direct care staff with the tools to identify mental health conditions, incorporate appropriate responses to crisis scenarios, and develop increased compassion for individuals with mental health concerns. The goal of this training is to enhance direct care staff’s confidence of caring for residents with mental health concerns.

Objectives

At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the most common mental health concern of elderly residents.
  2. Explain the effects of substance abuse.
  3. Utilize an appropriate response to a resident expressing suicidal thoughts.
  4. Demonstrate an appropriate response to aggressive behavior.
  5. List two behavioral interventions.
  6. Outline a plan for their own self-care.

Audience

This program is appropriate for all staff in nursing facilities and assisted living communities.

Speakers

Thomas Magnuson, MD, UNMC Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry Division

Connie Knorr, RN, BSN, Director of Professional Development, Nebraska Health Care Association

Format

Registrants will have the option to attend in-person or virtually. Each attendee will designate in-person or virtual format during registration. Registrants must attend in the format in which they are registered. Lunch will be provided.

Continuing Education Credit

This program meets the continuing competency requirements for 6 hours for administrators in nursing facilities and assisted living communities. This program meets the continuing competency requirements for 6 hours for nurses.

Handouts

Handouts will be available online. Registrants will receive a link to the handouts prior to the program.

Evaluations

Please provide your feedback on the course by completing the evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to registrants.

Virtual Attendees

Registrants will be emailed a link to the training after registration. NHCA uses ZOOM as the webinar platform. You may participate from any computer and most mobile devices that have internet access. However, to receive full credit, you must be logged into the ZOOM app through your computer or mobile device. Visit https://zoom.us/test to test if your computer is ready for a ZOOM session and to download the latest application. The audio portion of this webinar is run through the computer rather than a phone line. A computer with external speakers or headset is needed; a microphone and/or webcam is required. Questions for the instructor can be asked through chat and Q&A functions in the ZOOM app. If you need technical assistance, please call 402-435-3551 or email education@nehca.org.

Schedule

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Time

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Time

Session Name Speaker Name
8:30 am 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am 9:45 am Disease and Disorder: Depression, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders Dr. Thomas Magnuson
9:45 am 10:30 am Disease and Disorder: Trauma, Psychosis, Substance Use, and Developmental Disability Dr. Thomas Magnuson
10:30 am 10:45 am Break
10:45 am 12:00 pm Dealing with Crisis: Assessing/Responding to Suicide, Self-Harm, and Aggressive Behaviors  Dr. Thomas Magnuson
12:00 pm 12:45 pm Lunch (Included)
12:45 pm 2:00 pm Behavioral Interventions: Manipulative Behavior, Sexually Inappropriate Behavior, Delusions/Psychosis, and Dementia  Dr. Thomas Magnuson
2:00 pm 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm 3:15 pm Group Work – Situations and How Would You Respond? Connie Knorr & Dr. Thomas Magnuson
3:15 pm 4:15 pm Self-Care After Difficult Episodes Connie Knorr

Registration Fees

Member Fees
Before July 14 Member Registration Fee $99 per individual
After July 14 Member Registration Fee $124 per individual
Non-Member Fees
Before July 14 Non-member Registration Fee $198
After July 14 Non-member Registration Fee $223

Registration Information

Walk-in registration will be accepted at the door if the event does not reach classroom capacity. Please call NHCA at 402-435-3551 to verify availability.

Registration includes lunch, breaks, and the handout link.

Substitution, cancellation, and refund policies can be found at this link.

Photographs are taken during Nebraska Health Care Association events for use in media releases, newsletters, nehca.org, and social media. By registering for this event, you grant NHCA the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.

Liability Release Statement

I acknowledge that by attending I am forgoing risks and accepting sole responsibility for any exposure or infection that may result in illness, disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself or others. I understand that if I am ill before, during, or after the training, it is my responsibility to inform NHCA.

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Nebraska Health Care Association
1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
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Phone:
4024353551
Website:
www.nehca.org

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Nebraska Health Care Association
1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
4024353551
Website:
www.nehca.org