This general session outlines the 2012 CMS initiative to improve behavioral health and reduce antipsychotic medication use in nursing homes and describes the development of a toolbox for behavioral health that assists staff in implementing non-pharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms. Best practices in the prescription of pharmacological therapies is also discussed.
Contact hours available until 9/21/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Ann Kolanowski discloses that she received grant/research support from the following: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth Foundation, Hartford Foundation.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Discuss the CMS initiative to improve behavioral health and reduce antipsychotic use in nursing homes.