Psychotropics: The Struggle is Real

  • September 20, 2022
    11:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT


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Event Phone: (954) MDS-3-ADL

What You’ll Learn

Almost half of skilled nursing facility residents are diagnosed with some form of dementia, with as many as 80% of these residents presenting with challenging behaviors. Regulations and quality measures are in place to discourage unnecessary medication use, but with minimal staff training and concerns for safety, medications are often used as an intervention for these behaviors. This training will give you the skills that you need to be compliant with regulations, reduce risk for penalties, improve quality measures, and improve resident care.

Attendees of this seminar will learn how to:

1) Describe LTC regulations for psychotropic use
2) Discuss Quality Measures affected by psychotropics
3) Recognize adverse effects/risks associated with psychotropic medication use
4) Apply ways to decrease psychotropic med use and incorporate nonpharmacological approaches
5) Identify appropriate online tools and how to access them

Our Presenter – Jessica Stucin, RN, BSN, LNHA

Jessica has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years with a focus on long-term care after starting out in a critical care setting. In addition, Jessica has extensive experience as an MDS Coordinator and recently obtained her Nursing Home Administrator License.

Jessica has held various nursing positions such as clinical staff nurse, charge nurse, assistant director of nursing and Director of Nursing. In 2020, she completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing, and completed the Core of Knowledge in Ohio. Jessica’s expertise is in MDS, care planning, survey process, quality measures, risk management, utilization review, clinical reimbursement and case mix.
Jessica Stucin

Who Is This For?

  • Nurses
  • Social Services
  • Administrators
  • Directors of Nursing
  • MDS Coordinators and
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about psychotropic reduction

Workshop Details

  • Schedule: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm eastern time
  • Access instructions and course materials are emailed